ARNOLD ARBORETUM.17forests are allowed to destroy them. It the Uintah Indian Reservat to is over purchased by the convernment all the northern mountainous portion embraeing the southern slopes of the western end of the [illegible] Range should be included in this forest Reserve.The total area of these thirteen proposed Forest Reserves, which are plotted on the secompanying maps, is 21,379,840 acres. The Commission fully recognizes the fact that the Forest Reserves established and proposes cannot be maintained unless a plan can be adapted under which their boundaries can be modified so as to take from them air lands better suited for agriculture than for the production of forests, and under which their timber can be made available for domestic and mined within their boundaries. The commission is now engaged in perfecting a scheme of forest management which it believes will more the administration of the Reserves possible and which in due time will be submitted to you. It believes that the solution of this difficult problem will, however, be made easier if the reserved areas are now increased, as the greater the number of people interested in drawing supplies from the reserved territory or in [mining] in them, the greater will be the pressure on Congress to [illegible] laws permitting their proper administration. For this reason it is the unanimous opinion of the Commission that the establishment, by prociamation, of ARNOLD ARBORETUM.18the Reserves described above is now a matter of the almost importance to the development and welfare of whole country.Very respectfully,[illegible]02231
Jamaica Plain, Mass
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