Yellowstone Park Timber Land Reserve
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Title:Yellowstone Park Timber Land Reserve
Other Names:Yellowstone Forest Reserve; Yellowstone National Forest
History:In 1891 (26 Stat. 1095), the United States Congress passed the Forest Reserve Act, which allowed the President to establish forest reservations from portions of the public domain. On March 30 of that year by Proclamation, President Benjamin Harrison created the nation's first Forest Reserve, the "Yellowstone Park Timberland Reserve". It was created, in part, to secure a protective buffer around Yellowstone National Park. (Presidential Proclamation 303) Its name was changed to the Yellowstone Forest Reserve on May 22, 1902 by Proclamation of President Theodore Roosevelt. (Presidential Proclamation 373)
County:Park
Feature Category:Special Features
Origin Of Name:In 1891 (26 Stat. 1095), the United States Congress passed the Forest Reserve Act, which allowed the President to establish forest reservations from portions of the public domain. On March 30 of that year by Proclamation, President Benjamin Harrison created the nation's first Forest Reserve, the "Yellowstone Park Timberland Reserve". It was created, in part, to secure a protective buffer around Yellowstone National Park. (Presidential Proclamation 303) Its name was changed to the Yellowstone Forest Reserve on May 22, 1902 by Proclamation of President Theodore Roosevelt. (Presidential Proclamation 373)
Type (DCMI):JPEG
Topic:Benjamin Harrison: "Proclamation 303—Withdrawal of Yellowstone Park Lands for Forest Reserve, Wyoming," March 30, 1891. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project.; Theodore Roosevelt: "Proclamation 473—Establishment of the Yellowstone Forest Reserve and the Teton Forest Reserve," May 22, 1902. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project.
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Document ID:11141154

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