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Timber Culture Act 1873
alloted homesteaders another 160 acres if they planted and cultivated 40 acres of trees. Some people got extra land and sold it with out planting any trees.
National Reclamation Act 1902
Added 1 million acres of irrigated land, state irrigation add 10 million. Significantly changed the landscape by diverting the water.
Forest Management Act 1897
Helped government get on track with large scale regulatory activity of forests.
National Forest Service 1905
Began to help maintain and protect the forests.
Yosemite Act 1864
Placed the spectacular cliffs and giant sequoias under the management of the state of California. Led to national park system.
1872- Congress named it the first national park in America.
Most famous western artist. Attended Yale art school, caputured vivid scenes of battle in his sketches, painted the most popular historical event: Custard's Last Stand.