Environmental Protectionism

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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, …show more content…
What does he emphasize in these chapters? What is the significance of his thesis/emphasis? What are the specific examples he uses in order to prove his point regarding the Great Plains region. (How bad the plains are) Webb describes the plains as a treeless land, insufficient rainfall, which leads to the scarcity of water, and a sub-humid climate. As in the Western part of the United States, the plains contains plain animals, different vegetation, and also drastic weather in some cases. Some of the animals native to the West are the Buffalo, (which was a good source of shelter, food, and life according to the Indians), the jackrabbit (true Hare), and the Prairie dog (Marmot). Some of the vegetation that grew in the (west) plains consisted of tall grass, short grass (rough texture), desert grass, and desert shrubs whereas the east may not have had. The weather is another bid thing I wanted to talk about. I was reading about the hot winds and how they had to make people wait by a railroad because the rail road tracks were beginning to become all wacky and deformed. It kind of makes me think of how hot these winds really were if they could mess up rail road tracks. Just imagining westward emigrants use of the land in the west makes me kind of feel bad for them. I say that because the emigrants wouldn't have a source of water with dry land, then animals eating food from when you do find a place to farm (by mountains), and also the different weather types experienced: hot winds and chinooks, northers, blizzards, and

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