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Gifford Pinchot’s Conservation Legacy

Special | 26m 46s

As America’s first trained forester and conservationist, Gifford Pinchot used his wealth and power to protect the nation’s natural resources for “the greatest good, for the greatest number, in the long run.” In 1905 he became head of the newly established United States Forest Service. As Governor of Pennsylvania Pinchot put Pennsylvanians back to work during the Great Depression.

Aired: 11/12/15

Rating: NR

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Major funding provided by The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, The Heinz Endowments, The William Penn Foundation, The Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation, and The Pennsylvania Conservation Heritage Committee.