Ira Gabrielson - Diary, 1936-1939

About the Project

In the late 1930's national wildlife management and conservation was undergoing a major change. The United States was still recovering from the Great Depression. Ira Gabrielson, head of the Bureau of Biological Survey was in the thick of this transition and would become the first director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services organization in 1940. This diary contains his more or less daily notes, ranging from field investigations and park development to meetings and conferences to move forward legislation. Notes on birds and mammals are also included, as are some interesting story ideas. Join us in transcribing Gabrielson's diary and learn more about the day-to-day life of a wildlife conservation pioneer.

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