Celebrating a Century of the Weeks Act PSU and N.H.’s North Country Reflect on Landmark Conservation Effort – Press Release

January 21st, 2010 by CfRP

Plymouth, N.H. – Plymouth State University is celebrating the 100th birthday of one of the most successful land conservation efforts in U.S. and New Hampshire history. The Weeks Act was signed into law in 1911, after a decade-long debate about the role of the federal government in protecting forestlands. The Weeks Act, named after Massachusetts Congressman John Weeks, allowed the use of federal funding to purchase forest land for conservation. The Weeks Act appropriated $9 million to purchase 6 million acres of land in the eastern United States.

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