Barrington Moore to Vestal, 1920

We must assist, however, by doing all in our power to further this legislation. There is also a concerted movement on foot to open up the Yellowstone National Park so that irrigation reservoirs can be created; this would create a precedent and must be opposed.

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Barrington Moore to A.G. Vestal, 1920

In this appeal to A. G. Vestal in 1920, ESA President Barrington Moore reveals that there was a letter-writing campaign from ESA members to congressional nominees, intended to oppose power and irrigation schemes in national parks and monuments. (A. G. Vestal papers).

From the ESA Archives: Moore to Vestal, 1920

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