Excerpt from the report Conclusion: This short history of conservation gives some of the important steps in our evolution from the belief that forests were something to be exploited and gotten rid of as quickly as possible, to the realization that forests are necessary to human welfare. And that by good management they can be kept permanently productive. As tall oaks from little acorns grow, the work of conservation has grown from a tiny beginning to a great movement, extending its benefits in all directions. It is a living thing, its parts mutually interdependent. Let us keep it growing healthily.