Conservation -- how it works notes, news and comments annual report of the Emergency Conservation Committee for the year 1939 by Rosalie Edge [cover title]. New York: Emergency Conservation Committee, 1940. 23 cm, pp. [1-2] 1-20 [21-22], 2 illustrations, 1 map, pictorial self wrappers, stapled. First edition. At head of title: "Publication No. 80." Nearly half of this pamphlet consists of two articles about the southern High Sierra, "The Campaign for Kings Canyon National Park," pages 12-15, and "Dr. Eisen's Petition for 'Nevada Park,'" pages 16-20. The second article is of considerable interest as it concerns the suppression of the California Academy of Sciences 1890 petition "Report of the Committee Appointed to Draft Memorial About Nevada Park: A National Reservation for the Preservation of the Sequoia Groves and the Integrity of the Watersheds of the San Joaquin and Tulare Valleys" written by W. S. Chapman, J. R. Scupham and Gustav Eisen and its accompanying map drawn by Scupham, the latter replaced by a different map drawn on a sheet of paper with a Southern Pacific letterhead. The text of the "Report" is printed on pages 19-20. See Berland, Oscar, "Giant Forest's Reservation: The Legend and the Mystery," Sierra Club Bulletin, 47 (December 1962), 68-82, which analyzes the hidden lobbying, such as the probable role of the Southern Pacific Company, in support of federal legislation to establish Sequoia National Park. A fine copy. (#166030).
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