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The fifteen daybooks in this collection describe the daily activities of a Forest Service Ranger in the early twentieth century.  Written by Aaron Parley Christiansen when he was assistant Forest Ranger for the Uintah Forest, the daybooks cover 1915-1921 and describe his work activities in both the field and the office.

 

Working in the Uintah National Forest, Christiansen was required to keep a daily log of his activities; these books represent that record.  Subjects mentioned include timber sales, grazing leases, road building, forest fires and reseeding projects. Christiansen spent a great deal of his time in the field primarily working out of the Salt Creek Ranger Station; many of the entries concern the Salt Creek area. Of particular interest are the comments concerning Forest Service philosophy and Christiansen's philosophy about conservation.

 

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