Empire forestry and American environmentalism

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This article examines the influence of empire forestry on the environmental movement in the United States. It particularly examines the British Indian forestry exemplar, and traces its influence on environmental thinking in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. Three central American foresters, Franklin B. Hough, Charles Sargent and Gifford Pinchot, are examined to illustrate the link between empire forestry and the massive forest reservations that mark the beginning of modern environmental movement in the United States.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)187-203
Number of pages17
JournalEnvironment and History
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes


  • Environmentalism
  • Forestry
  • Hough
  • India
  • Pinchot
  • Sargent
  • United States

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • History
  • Environmental Science (miscellaneous)
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)


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