October

October is National Book Month!

October 1 — Yosemite National Park Created (1890)

October 2 — San Diego Zoo Founded (1916)

October 3 — James Herriot, English Veterinarian, Born (1916)

October 4 — Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi, Patron Saint of Ecology

October 5 — Catherine Cooper Hopley, British Herpetologist, Born (1817)

October 6 — Mad Hatter’s Day

October 7 — Henry A. Wallace, Secretary of Agriculture, Born (1888)

October 8 — World Octopus Day

October 9 — Vajont Dam Disaster (1963)

October 10 — Dnieper Dam Began Operation (1932)

October 11 — Big Cypress and Big Thicket National Preserves Created (1974)

October 12 — William Laurance, Tropical Conservationist, Born (1957)

October 13 — International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction

October 14 — Timpanogos Cave National Monument Created (1922)

October 15 — Isabella Bird, Pioneering Eco-traveler, Born (1831)

October 16 — World Food Day

October 17 — Oliver Rackham Born (1939)

October 18 — Clean Water Act Established (1972)

October 19 — Research Vessel Albatross Launched (1882)

October 20 — OPEC Oil Embargo (1973)

October 21 — “Ding” Darling Born (1876)

October 22 — Wombat Day

October 23 — Cumberland Island National Seashore established (1972)

October 24 — Antoni von Leeuwenhoek Born (1632)

October 25 — Secretary of the Interior Convicted in Teapot Dome Scandal (1929)

October 26 — Erie Canal Opens (1825)

October 27 — Golden Gate and Gateway National Recreation Areas Created (1972)

October 28 — Henry Mosby, Wild Turkey Biologist, Born (1913)

October 28 — First Ticker-tape Parade Held (1886)

October 29 — Stanley Park, Vancouver, Dedicated (1889)

October 30 — UNESCO Designates 9 Natural World Heritage Sites (1981)

October 31 — Lincoln Highway Dedicated (1913)

This Month in Conservation

January 1
NEPA Enacted (1970)
January 2
Bob Marshall Born (1901)
January 3
Canaveral National Seashore Created (1975)
January 4
The Real James Bond Born (1900)
January 5
National Bird Day
January 6
Wild Kingdom First Airs (1963)
January 7
Gerald Durrell Born (1925)
January 7
Albert Bierstadt, American landscape painter, born (1830)
January 8
Alfred Russel Wallace Born (1823)
January 9
Muir Woods National Monument Created (1908)
January 10
National Houseplant Appreciation Day
January 11
Aldo Leopold Born (1887)
January 12
National Trust of England Established (1895)
January 13
MaVynee Betsch, the Beach Lady, Born (1935)
January 14
Martin Holdgate, British Conservationist, Born (1931)
January 15
British Museum Opened (1759)
January 16
Dian Fossey Born (1932)
January 17
Benjamin Franklin, America’s First Environmentalist, Born (1706)
January 18
White Sands National Monument Created (1933)
January 19
Yul Choi, Korean Environmentalist, Born (1949)
January 19
Acadia National Park Established (1929)
January 20
Penguin Appreciation Day
January 21
The Wilderness Society Founded (1935)
January 22
Iraq Sabotages Kuwaiti Oil Fields (1991)
January 23
Sweden Bans CFCs in Aerosols (1978)
January 24
Baden-Powell Publishes “Scouting for Boys” (1908)
January 25
Badlands National Park Established (1939)
January 26
Benjamin Franklin Disses the Bald Eagle (1784)
January 27
National Geographic Society Incorporated (1888)
January 28
Bermuda Petrel, Thought Extinct for 300 Years, Re-discovered (1951)
January 29
Edward Abbey, author of “Desert Solitaire,” Born (1927)
January 30
England Claims Antarctica (1820)
January 31
Stewart Udall, Secretary of Interior, Born (1920)
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