September

In Praise of Public Lands

September 1 — Martha, the last Passenger Pigeon, Died (1914)

September 2 — President Roosevelt Dedicated Great Smoky National Park (1940)

September 3 — Wilderness Act passed (1964)

September 4 — Fort Bragg, Home of Red-cockaded Woodpeckers, Established (1918)

September 5 — UNESCO Established First World Heritage Sites (1978)

September 6 — Alcide d’Orbigny, French Naturalist, Born (1802)

September 7 — Edward Birge, Father of Limnology, Born(1851)

September 8 — UN Millennium Declaration ratified (2000)

September 9 — First “Bug” Found in Computer (1945)

September 10 — Henry Hardtner, Father of Southern Forestry, Born (1870)

September 11 — World Wildlife Fund Began Operations (1961)

September 12 — Canyonlands National Park Established (1964)

September 13 — Walter Reed born (1851)

September 14 — Marc Reisner, Author of Cadillac Desert, Born (1948)

September 15 — Darwin reaches the Galapagos Islands (1835)

September 16 — Ed Begley Jr., Environmental Advocate, Born (1949)

September 17 — Edgar Wayburn, Wilderness Advocate, Born (1906)

September 18 — Grey Owl, Pioneering Conservationist in Canada, Born (1888)

September 19 — Urmas Tartes, Estonian Nature Photographer, Born (1963)

September 20 — AAAS Founded (1848)

September 21 — Assateague Island National Seashore Created (1965)

September 22 — Peace Corps Becomes Law (1961)

September 23 — Rose Selected as U.S. National Flower (1986)

September 24 — President Kennedy Dedicated Pinchot Institute (1963)

September 25 — Pope Francis Addressed the UN on the Environment (2015)

September 26 — Johnny Appleseed Born (1774)

September 27 — “Silent Spring” Published (1962)

September 28 — National Public Lands Day

September 29 — Steinhart Aquarium Opens (1923)

September 30 — Hoover Dam Dedicated (1935)

This Month in Conservation

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
A Day for the birds
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)
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