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By:  David W. Cayton and Caroline E. Metzler


A book about early Forest Ranger Life


This pictorial history of his service draws from sixty years' worth of memorabilia and one man's Forest Service diaries kept up-to-date every four hours.  It portrays the roots of the Conservation Movement in the United States through actions of an everyday hero.  James Cayton routinely rode twenty miles a day, guarding the resources on his 750 square mile forest territory.  He was able to enroll local ranchers and other users in the notion that land practices "for the greatest good in the long run" were in their own best interest as well as that of the public at large.


240 Pages


9" x 11.25"



James G. Cayton: Pioneer Forest Ranger

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