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March 30

posted Jun 30, 2014, 5:13 AM by   [ updated Jan 3, 2019, 3:58 PM by State Library ]

1891  In 1891, the United States Congress passed the Forest Reserve Act, which allowed the President to establish forest reservations from portions of the public domain. On March 30 of that year by proclamation, President Benjamin Harrison created the nation's first Forest Reserve, the Yellowstone Park Timberland Reserve