Building a Forest Conservation Movement

  • Christopher Johnson
  • David Govatski


On September 4, 1902, Reverend Edward Everett Hale strode to the front of an assembly of citizens gathered in Intervale, a picturesque village located in the White Mountains just north of the teeming tourist town of North Conway, New Hampshire. Hale was a national figure of liberal conscience: chaplain of the U.S. Senate, long-time minister of the South Congregational Church in Boston, and author of the short story “The Man without a Country,” which he had written in 1863 as an allegory to promote patriotism in the United States.


Federal Government National Park Forest Reserve State Forest National Forest 
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© Island Press 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • Christopher Johnson
    • 1
  • David Govatski
    • 2
  1. 1.Johnson ConsultingEvanston IllinoisUSA
  2. 2.Formerly, US Forest ServiceJefferson New HampshireUSA

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