"The Origin of 'Conservation' and the Establishment of the Resource Management Agency: A Criticism of Environmental Thinking in the United States of America in the Early 20th Century"
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The Origin of "Conservation" and the Establishment of the Resource Management Agency: A Criticism of Environmental Thinking in the United States of America in the Early 20th Century
This paper considers the background to the formation of the concept of "conservation." It looks at the
formation of resource management administrations in the United States in the early 20th century, discussing
the impact of this process on the development of the idea of "conservation," as the concept was proposed by
those who at the same time exercised influence on resource management policy. The concept of "conservation"
was developed by Gifford Pinchot, the central person in the Conservation Movement. Criticism has been made
of the developmental history view of environmental ideas in Roderick Nash's concepts of "conservation" and