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BOOK REVIEWS: Integrated Public Lands Management: Principles and Applications to National Forests, Parks, Wildlife Refuges, and BLM Lands

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The intense wildfire season of 2002 devastated hundreds of thousands of acres of forest lands in the western United States. A bigger impact in the public awareness came from the intense media attention on the large number of homes and buildings threatened as well as cities such as Denver, Colorado, and many small towns in New Mexico and Oregon. It would appear to be relatively easy to arrive at a consensus to deal with such a serious threat to the public welfare. Yet, as the intensely critical reaction to the Bush administration's relatively modest set of proposals to streamline administrative procedures and promote fuel load reductions with thinning and harvesting shows: there is no consensus on natural resource management policy on public lands. This book shows how federal natural resource management policies developed over time to meet the conflicting and changing desires of the public. While learning resource analysis and management techniques, readers can also see their history and justification.
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Keywords: environmental management; forest; forest management; forest resources; forestry; forestry research; forestry science; natural resource management; natural resources

Document Type: Miscellaneous

Affiliations: Assistant Professor of Forestry Penn State University Mont Alto Campus, Mont Alto, PA, 17237,

Publication date: 2003-02-01

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  • Forest Science is a peer-reviewed journal publishing fundamental and applied research that explores all aspects of natural and social sciences as they apply to the function and management of the forested ecosystems of the world. Topics include silviculture, forest management, biometrics, economics, entomology & pathology, fire & fuels management, forest ecology, genetics & tree improvement, geospatial technologies, harvesting & utilization, landscape ecology, operations research, forest policy, physiology, recreation, social sciences, soils & hydrology, and wildlife management.
    Forest Science is published bimonthly in February, April, June, August, October, and December.

    2016 Impact Factor: 1.782 (Rank 17/64 in forestry)

    Average time from submission to first decision: 62.5 days*
    June 1, 2016 to Feb. 28, 2017

    Also published by SAF:
    Journal of Forestry
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