May

May 1 — Linnaeus Publishes “Species Plantarum” (1753)

May 2 — “Peter and The Wolf” Premieres (1936)

May 3 — Vagn Walfrid Ekman, Swedish Oceanographer, Born (1874)

May 4 — Eugenie Clark, The Shark Lady, Born (1922)

May 5 — Frederick Lincoln, Pioneer of Bird Banding, Born (1892)

May 6 — Lassen Volcanic National Park Created (1907)

May 7 — Nature’s Best Moms

May 8 — David Attenborough Born (1926)

May 9 — Thames River Embankments Completed (1874)

May 10 — Birute Galdikas, Orangutan Expert, Born (1946)

May 11 — “HMS Beagle” Launched (1820)

May 12 — Farley Mowat, Author of “Never Cry Wolf,” Born (1921)

May 13 — St. Lawrence Seaway Authorized (1954)

May 14 — Lewis and Clark Expedition Began (1804)

May 15 — Declaration of the Conservation Conference (1908)

May 16 — Ramon Margalef, Pioneering Ecologist, Born (1919)

May 17 — Australian BioBanking for Biodiversity Implemented (2010)

May 18 — Mount St. Helens Erupts (1980)

May 19 — Carl Akeley, Father of Modern Taxidermy, Born (1864)

May 20 — European Maritime Day

May 21 — Rio Grande Water-Sharing Convention Signed (1906)

May 22 — International Day for Biological Diversity

May 23 — President Carter Delivers Environmental Message to Congress (1977)

May 24 — Bison Again Roam Free in Canada’s Grasslands National Park (2006)

May 25 — Lacey Act Created (1900)

May 26 — Last Model T Rolls Off the Assembly Line (1927)

May 27 — Rachel Carson, Author of “Silent Spring,” Born (1907)

May 28 — Sierra Club Founded (1892)

May 29 — Stephen Forbes, Pioneering Ecologist, Born (1844)

May 30 — Everglades National Park Created (1934)

May 31 — The Johnstown Flood (1889)

This Month in Conservation

August 1
Hawaii National Park Created (1916)
August 2
White Giraffes Found in Kenya (2017)
August 3
Arbor Day in Niger
August 4
Liang Congjie, Pioneering Chinese Environmentalist, born (1932)
August 5
First Traffic Light Installed in U.S. (1914)
August 6
Rajendra Singh, the Waterman of India, Born (1959)
August 7
World’s Oldest Tree Cut Down, Accidentally (1964)
August 7
Elinor Ostrom, Noble Laureate in Economics, Born (1933)
August 8
Banqiao Dam Collapse, World’s Biggest Dam Disaster (1975)
August 9
Smokey Bear Born (1944)
August 10
John Kirk Townsend, Pioneering Naturalist, Born (1809)
August 11
Gifford Pinchot, Father of American Forestry, Born (1865)
August 12
“The Lorax” Published (1971)
August 13
Roald Amundsen Completes Northwest Passage (1905-1906)
August 14
Hetch Hetchy Began Producing Power (1925)
August 15
Sponge Act passed (1914)
August 16
E. F. Schumacher, Environmental Economist, born (1911)
August 17
Cape Hatteras National Seashore created (1937)
August 18
Margaret Murie born (1902)
August 19
Cickamauga and Chattanooga Battlefield established
August 20
The Great Fire (1910)
August 20
Rajendra Pachauri, Nobel Peace Laureate in Climate Change Research, Born (1940)
August 21
“Bambi” Released (1942)
August 22
Loch Ness Monster first seen (565)
August 23
Chile’s Atacama Desert Blooms (2017)
August 24
Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument, Maine, Established (2016)
August 25
National Park Service Born (1916)
August 26
Krakatau Volcano Erupted (1883)
August 27
First Oil Well Drilled (1859)
August 28
Roger Tory Peterson, Ornithologist, Born (1908)
August 29
Henry Bergh, Founder of ASPCA, Born (1813)
August 30
International Whale Shark Day
August 30
Lord Walsingham Shot 1,070 Grouse (1888)
August 31
John Muir Home preserved (1964)
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