Barrington Moore to Vestal, 1920

Barrington Moore to A.G. Vestal, 1920

Barrington Moore to A.G. Vestal, 1920

In this appeal to A. G. Vestal in 1920, ESA President Barrington Moore reveals that there was a letter-writing campaign from ESA members to congressional nominees, intended to oppose power and irrigation schemes in national parks and monuments. (A. G. Vestal papers).

From the ESA Archives: Moore to Vestal, 1920

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We must assist, however, by doing all in our power to further this legislation. There is also a concerted movement on foot to open up the Yellowstone National Park so that irrigation reservoirs can be created; this would create a precedent and must be opposed.

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