The History Of The Big Blowup

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In 1891 the U.S. government began setting aside national forest reservations due to the concern for protecting future commercial timber supplies and watersheds. The U.S. Forest Service was then established in 1905 and its job was to manage the control of the lands that were threatened. Foresters demanded that fire protection needs to be a big part of forest management because “why create national forests if they were going to burn down”. 5 years later after the U.S Forest Service was established, in what was known as the “Big Blowup” there were a series of forest fires. 3 million acres in Montana, Idaho, and Washington were burned in only two days. These fires had a huge impact on national fire policy. There were 3 men that fought in these

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