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Name: Rhode Island. State conservation commission. (1910 - 1935)

Historical Note: The State Conservation Commission was created  per the provisions of the 1910 Public Laws Chapter 644.  Appointed to the Commission, ex-officio, were the following:  The Commission of Industrial Statistics, the Director of R.I. Experimental Station, the State Forester, the Secretary of the State Board of Agriculture and the Secretary of the Metropolitan Park Commission.  The Commission had general oversight of all matters pertaining to the conservation of the natural resources of the state, including the natural resources survey established and authorized by Chapter 438 of the 1909 Public Laws.  The Commission was authorized to prepare a census idle and unproductive farm properties and other land that is yielding no returns or products of commercial value.  The Commission was abolished pursuant to 1935 Public Law Chapters 2188 & 2250 which re-organized state government and subsequently created the Department of Agriculture and Conservation.
Sources: Rhode Island Public Laws.
Note Author: TC

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