This article was written in 1897 during the first wave of "conservation" in America. McBride notes many problems facing Iowans as acres were converted from woodlands to pasture and cultivation. In only a decade they hoped for a great improvement in Iowans' sentiment towards forest maintenance and preservation. It has been 84 years and the fight continues…
MacBride, Thomas H.
"Forests in Iowa,"
Ames Forester: Vol. 68
, Article 4.
Available at: https://lib.dr.iastate.edu/amesforester/vol68/iss1/4