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Hetch Hetchy and Secretary of Interior Hodel"s proposal.

Hetch Hetchy and Secretary of Interior Hodel"s proposal.

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Published by Public Utilities Commission in San Francisco, Calif .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Hodel, Donald Paul, -- 1935-,
  • Hetch Hetchy Water and Power System,
  • Water-supply -- California -- San Francisco,
  • Hetch Hetchy Valley (Calif.),
  • Hetch Hetchy Reservoir (Calif.)

  • The Physical Object
    Pagination11, [1] leaves :
    Number of Pages11
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23100722M
    OCLC/WorldCa77553818

    The national parks and monuments have been added to the system carefully. The stage was set for action and results. And indeed in his successor, James A. The complainant was Stephen T. It followed that no role of the park, either intended or otherwise, was in greater jeopardy of impairment if mounting pressures for territorial eliminations were successful. And yet, preservation would never be served by reducing the area of the park.

    The story of Hetch Hetchy Valley is not quite over. We have a greater pride than they in the beauties of California, in the valleys, in the big trees, in the rivers, and in the high mountains. Freeman, who has studied the situation in Manchester or Birmingham, where there is a similar case, has shown that by planting trees or vines over the dam, the idea of a dam, the appearance of a dam, is entirely lost; so, coming upon it, it will look like an emerald gem in the mountains; and one of the few things in which California is deficient, especially in the Sierras, is lakes, and in this way we will contribute, in a large measure, to the scenic grandeur and beauty of California. It so happens that some of the Primitive and Recreation Areas meet all of the national-park standards. The Tuolumne County Courts dismissed the case, saying California Courts have no jurisdiction, as the dam was allowed by federal law. I can not believe that the flooding of 1, acres will destroy all that vast area of scenery.

    On April 28 Congress approved a resolution directing Secretary of the Interior Ethan Allen Hitchcock to examine the boundary question, specifically to determine "what portions of said park are not necessary for park purposes, but can be returned to the public domain. Succeeding Secretaries of the Interior have generally supported the policies of the Park Service. This sparked a social and political debate which lasted until the issue was brought before Congress. His support for damming Hetch Hetchy encouraged Congress to pass the Raker Act and ensured the president's signature.


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Hetch Hetchy and Secretary of Interior Hodels proposal. book

The formation of the Sierra Club in June had already proven significant for the future of Yosemite. Automobiles and motorcycles, newer then than now, were to be permitted in all of the national parks, but "mountain climbing, horseback riding, walking.

At this time the rapid growth of the city of San Francisco was in danger of being limited by a lack of access to plentiful, reliable water supplies. I earnestly suggest that the advantages of this method be made the subject of an official examination during the present summer by United States Government experts, for if such a system be feasible, it would be folly to destroy the valley and dismember the park to have it discovered later that they must, after all, be abandoned for a method both better and cheaper.

The system then included the national park in Alaska and the two volcanoes in Hawaii. By the turn of the century, Yosemite Valley was known to millions of Americans, whereas Hetch Hetchy's knowledgeable following numbered but a few thousand. John Muira naturalist and president of the Sierra Clubfought vigorously against the proposition of flooding the valley, stating, "Dam Hetch Hetchy!

The national forest telephone system and the roads and trails to which this bill will lead will form an important additional help in fighting fire in the forest reserves. From toprivate interests sought unsuccessfully to secure from Congress the authority for a right-of-way for a railroad through Yellowstone National Park, and when the proposal met resistance, an effort was made to eliminate the desired lands from the park.

Granted, a scientific awareness of natural resources was yet to be realized; certainly none of the military superintendents, despite their wide travels in the park, had compiled what might be accepted today as base-line data about natural environments.

Montana desired a dam at the outlet of the lake, which lies high on the crest of the Rocky Mountains, in order to control the flow of flood waters into Montana.

Fearing the worst, preservationists nationwide began marshaling their forces. There is an overnight parking lot close to the dam and the ranger will give you a parking permit. By June 24 the three-member panel had reached Wawona to begin its investigation of Yosemite National Park.

InMr. The Raker Act stipulated that the power was to be used solely for public purposes, an issue that rankles public power advocates to this day. General Land Office. Indeed I should favor reserving the whole of the Sierra down to Mount Whitney. A major objective was guaranteeing protection for the branches of the Tuolumne River watershed.

The Grand Canyon National Park, one of the most marvelous spectacles in the entire world, has been subject to repeated attacks. But although the army was still free to suggest management options, final approval had to come from Congress or the secretary of the interior.

The letters came from a Chicago businessman who had been spending his summers in the western mountains and parks sincewhen he climbed Mount Rainier with the Sierra Club, and who had been in the University of California with the Secretary some thirty years before. Louis Cramton, a member of Congress for eighteen years, in his "Early History of Yellowstone National Park and Its Relation to National Park Policies," issued intold of the years in which the House of Representatives seemed "amenable to the desire of these private interests, and the Senate was the stronghold of opposition under the leadership of Senator Vest, but," declared Mr.

The strain of the effort to oppose the dam had taken its toll on Muir he fell ill several times during this latest campaignand he died a year later. Taylor, Chief of Engineering; Thomas C. Restore Hetch Hetchy believes we don't need to live with mistakes of the past.

Meanwhile, Yosemite National Park had both its defenders and its prophets, most notably the fledgling Sierra Club and its president, John Muir. Hodel then publicly proposed that restoration be considered. Drury, Director; Arthur E. For that reason, looking at it from a practical viewpoint, I do not believe the people of the United States care very much whether it is kept for a playground or not, when in all probability only one one hundredth of 1 per cent of the people of the country would ever go in there.

In the meantime, both Montana and Idaho were pushing their claims for the waters of Lake Yellowstone. He authorized his Secretary of the Interior, James R.

Willcox, acting superintendent inwildlife conservation found another of its first and most outspoken champions. I understand that the much more important objection of the Tuolumne irrigation districts have been overcome. Restoration would not only re-open the magnificent Hetch Hetchy Valley, but help reduce the chronic overcrowding that plagues its Yosemite Valley neighbor.This was a great success for Muir, but he knew keeping the land protected would always be a struggle.

In fact the greatest struggle of his life occurred a few years later in a controversy known as “Hetch Hetchy.” Hetch Hetchy is a valley in Yosemite National Park, lying about miles from San Francisco.

Yosemite (). Yosemite was the quarterly journal of the Yosemite Association (YA).YA changed its name in from the Yosemite Natural History Association.

The Hetch Hetchy Restoration Task Force

In YA merged with the Yosemite Fund to become the Yosemite sylvaindez.comunately, publication of Yosemite halted along with the merger. See also Yosemite’s predecessor, Yosemite Nature Notes. Giving a Dam: Congress Debates Hetch Hetchy. The first great American conservation movement was born during the Progressive Era out of the concern that industrial growth and urban development threatened to extinguish America’s wilderness.

The proposal to restore Hetch Hetchy was first advanced by Donald Hodel, Secretary of the Interior for George Bush, in Hodel's proposal has been followed over the last two decades by a series of increasingly more comprehensive studies by a variety of groups and agencies including.

Aug 06,  · Hetch Hetchy Reservoir, (photo courtesy of Spreck Rosekrans, Restore Hetch Hetchy, July ). U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s recent tweet that he would study whether to empty Hetch Hetchy Reservoir, the source of water for million Bay Area residents, had a familiar ring.

Infollowing Secretary of the Interior Donald Hodel's proposal to restore Hetch Hetchy Valley, the Sierra Club's Board of Directors reaffirmed its "historic and fundamental opposition to the damming of the Tuolumne River in Yosemite National Park," and called upon "all interests to take an open minded, long view of this issue, and to study and assess alternatives to meeting their needs and .