Executive Order 6724—Authorizing the Purchase or Rental of Land for Emergency Conservation Work
Whereas it is necessary to purchase or rent various lands in order to provide suitable refuges for, and to protect and conserve, migratory birds and other wild life constituting depleted natural resources of the United States; and
Whereas the work and improvements necessary to be performed and made upon such lands to make them suitable and proper refuges for migratory birds and other wild life will provide protection for such lands from forest fires, floods and soil erosion, and plant pest and disease, and aid in the restoration of the country's depleted natural resources; and
Whereas the purchase of such lands will provide employment for citizens of the United States who are unemployed;
Now, Therefore, by virtue of and pursuant to 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 (ch. 17, 48 Stat. 22), and the Fourth Deficiency Act, fiscal year 1933, approved June 16, 1933 (ch. 100, 48 Stat. 274, 275), the Secretary of Agiiculture is hereby authorized to expend for the purchase or rental of such lands as are suitable for the aforesaid purposes (including the costs incident to purchase or rental) not more than $1,000,000 of the sum of $20,000,000 allocated from the appropriation for National Industrial Recovery and made available to the Secretary of Agriculture by Executive Order No. 6208, of July 21, 1933, for the purchase of forest lands for emergency conservation work.
Executive Order No. 6684, of April 19, 1934, authorizing the purchase or rental of land for emergency conservation work, is hereby rescinded.
FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT
The White House,
May 28, 1934.
Franklin D. Roosevelt, Executive Order 6724—Authorizing the Purchase or Rental of Land for Emergency Conservation Work Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/362496