Re: NANFA-- Hoover Dam (was "website")

Dave Neely (
Thu, 13 Jul 2000 09:31:22 CDT

Rob, Chris, etc...

>>In the 30's when Hoover Dam was constructed, do you know of ANY
>>accounts that had ANYONE, warning about these ultimate problems???...
>> >>Was there anyone, a naturalist or such that had enough foresight or
>> >>vision to these problems?
>Nope. Nobody care about biodiversity back then. In fact, the word >didn't
>even exist yet. Nature back then was something to be tamed and >controlled.

There were a very few folks who were rebelling against these types of
activities. Carl Hubbs and Robert Rush Miller were two who were outspoken
about it, and RRM was instrumental in coordinating some of the backlash
against the Green River fiasco. Anyone who reads the accounts of historical
conditions in Ohio in Trautman's 'Fishes of Ohio' couldn't help but be
struck by his concerns.


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