Executive Order 6208—Purchase of Forest Lands for Emergency Conservation Work
By virtue of the authority vested in me by the Act of Congress entitled "AN ACT For the relief of unemployment through the performance of useful public work, and for other purposes" approved March 31, 1933 (Public No. 5—73rd Congress), paragraph (5) of Executive Order Number 6160, dated June 7, 1933, and Executive Order Number 6181, dated June 24, 1933, are rescinded, and the following substituted therefor:
The sum of $20,000,000 is hereby allocated from the appropriation for "National Industrial Recovery", contained in the Fourth Deficiency Act, Fiscal Year 1933, approved June 16, 1933, and shall be transferred by the Treasury Department to the credit of the War Department, for the purchase of forest lands under the authority contained in the Act approved March 31, 1933. The funds authorized by the President for the purchase of forest lands for Conservation Work will, upon request by the Chief of Finance under direction of Robert Fechner, Director of Emergency Conservation Work, be transferred by the Treasury to the credit of the Department of Agriculture; and the funds so transferred shall be withdrawn on requisition by the Chief of the Forest Service, Department of Agriculture, for the purchase of forest lands within national-forest purchase areas hitherto or hereafter established by the Secretary of Agriculture with the concurrence and approval of the National Forest Reservation Commission, under the provisions of the Act of March 1, 1911, as amended, and in conformity with the procedure hitherto established to govern the conduct of such purchases of land, including the costs incident to the purchase of the lands.
FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT
The White House,
July 21, 1933.
Franklin D. Roosevelt, Executive Order 6208—Purchase of Forest Lands for Emergency Conservation Work Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/362028