Organic Act Of 1897
This law was the first step toward legislation concerning the management, protection and care of the nation's forest reserves. Its features include:
According to the Organic Act, the intention of the forest reservations was "to improve and protect the forest within the reservation,... securing favorable conditions of water flows, and to furnish a continuous supply of timber for the use and necessities of citizens of the United States."
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