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Executive Order 6766—Providing Suitable Wild Life Refuges

June 29, 1934

WHEREAS lands have been and are being acquired by the United States 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 restoration, improvement, and development of such refuges 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, the sum of $2,500,000 is hereby allocated from the appropriations made by the said Deficiency Act of June 16, 1933, and the said Emergency Appropriation Act, fiscal year 1935, for carrying out the purposes of the said Act of March 31, 1933, to the Secretary of Agriculture, for the restoration, improvement, and development of such lands as wild-life refuges.

Franklin D. Roosevelt, Executive Order 6766—Providing Suitable Wild Life Refuges Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/208447

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