- Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery Bicentennial
- 2002 Winter Olympics – Salt Lake City
- U.S. Center of Population: 2000
- NOAA Heritage Trail: The Calais Observatory
- Ocean in View! The Nation's Newest Nickel
- 100th Anniversary of the First Flight
- 50th Anniversary of the Fredericksburg Geomagnetic Center
- Fagatele Bay National Marine Sanctuary, American Samoa
- Pago Pago Harbor, American Samoa
- Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge, Hawaii
- Hassler Park
- 100th Anniversary of the U.S. Forest Service
- National Estuarine Research Reserve System
- Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary
100th Anniversary of the U.S. Forest Service
This commemorative disk was set in July 2004, in a ceremony at the U.S. Forest Service's headquarters in Washington, DC.
This commemorative disk, honoring the U.S. Forest Service for 100 years of service to the American people, is located at the Forest Service headquarters in Washington, DC.
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This commemorative disk was set in July 2004, in a ceremony at the U.S. Forest Service's headquarters in Washington, DC. This survey mark, now part of the National Spatial Reference System, recognized the Forest Service on its 100th Anniversary and for its commitment to the highest level of scientific integrity and partnership within the federal government. The dedication coincided with the Smithsonian Institution's 39th Annual Folklife Festival, where the occupational culture of forest management in the United States was celebrated.
Participating in the dedication ceremony was former National Geodetic Survey Director Charlie Challstrom, a former Forest Service employee, Forest Service Chief Dale Bosworth, and Secretary of Agriculture Mike Johanns.
The Forest Service was established in 1905 by President Theodore Roosevelt and is an agency within the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In 1905, the Forest Service began with 500 employees, and today, its 30,000 employees manage 193 million acres (an area the size of Texas) in 155 national forests and 20 national grasslands in 44 states, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.
Congress established the Forest Service to provide quality water and timber for the nation's benefit. Over the years, the public has expanded the list of what they want from national forests and grasslands. Congress responded by directing the Forest Service to manage national forests for additional multiple uses and benefits and for the sustained yield of renewable resources such as water, forage, wildlife, wood, and recreation. Multiple use means managing resources under the best combination of uses to benefit the American people while ensuring the productivity of the land and protecting the quality of the environment.
National forests are America's great outdoors. They provide opportunities for recreation in open spaces and natural environments. With more and more people living in urban areas, national forests are becoming more important and valuable to Americans. People enjoy a wide variety of activities in national forests, from backpacking in remote, unroaded wilderness areas, to mastering an all-terrain vehicle over a challenging trail, enjoying the views along a scenic byway, or fishing in a great trout stream.
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- Year: 2004
- Location: U.S. Forest Service headquarters, Washington, DC
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- Event Commemorated: 100th anniversary of the U.S. Forest Service