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Gifford Pinchot
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Gifford Pinchot

Gifford PInchot was named head of the new United States Forest Service by Theodore Roosevlet in 1905.

He planned for conservation of the land and not just preservation. He had a plan for the use of the nation's forests. Basically, he wanted to preserve the forests which means keep them exactly as they were as well as use some of the land to use the natural resources available.

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Gifford Pinchot

Relationships with Other People

He agreed with...
Theodore Roosevelt
preservationist
Louis R. Glavis

He disagreed with...
President William Taft
Richard A. Ballinger