The Department issued the 4-cent Forest Conservation stamp on October 27, 1958, in Tucson, Arizona, at the Annual Meeting of the American Forestry Association. The stamp features the major aspects of forest conservation, including new growth of young trees and harvesting of mature timber under scientific forest management; home and shelter for wildlife and birds; and protected watersheds. The wording "Forest Conservation" is arranged in the upper left portion and across the top of the stamp in dark Gothic, and "US Postage 4c" appears across the bottom in whiteface Gothic.
Designed by Rudolph Wendelin, the stamp was printed on the Giori press and issued in panes of fifty stamps each. The printing of 160 million stamps was authorized.
Postal Bulletin (October 2, 1958)