The Fractures Between Environmental Conservationists And Preservationism In The Great Surveys Of The 19th Century

1752 Words 8 Pages
By the early 20th century, the fractures between environmental conservationists and the preservationists were beginning to appear. Explain the differences between these two concepts and how they began to emerge in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s over the controversy the damming of the Hetch Hetchy Valley. Be sure to consider the leaders of these contradictory movements, as well as their philosophies regarding nature. What was the outcome of this controversy? Who won, and why? In the early 20th century, fracture between environmental conservationist and the preservationist were beginning to appear, especially with the controversy of damming Hetch Hetchy Valley. Before we dive into the controversy of the damming of Hetch Hetchy Valley, let’s look at what an environmental conservationist and a preservationist are and what role they play in the Hetch …show more content…
The four significance of the Great surveys of the 19th century was Ferdinand Hayden, Clarence King, George Montague Wheeler, and John Wesley Powell. These four people that I’ve mentioned are important and also change the ways the government start to do things. Let’s get started with Ferdinand Hayden, who’s dream turned into a reality for exploring the west. Hayden soon becomes in charge of the Geological Survey of Nebraska where he then becomes charge of conducting a natural history survey and to also point out potential resources. Hayden discovers Yellowstone National park, but P. Langford was the one to get the movement started to make discoveries of national parks. Hayden becomes popular with having good surveys about potential resources which in turn congress would give him “research” money for his positivity of the land resources. The outcome for Hayden’s work are the potential resources of each land even if the resources are limited and also helps discover Yellowstone National

Related Documents