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A Look Ahead in Forestry

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Forestry endeavor of the past has largely been absorbed in initiating new enterprises, changing individual and public attitudes, acquiring knowledge and experience, and removing obstacles, economic and otherwise. It has made extraordinary progress. Foresters now have broader conceptions of their functions and responsibilities and their activities comprehend a much larger field than formerly. In looking ahead the author, a pioneer and still a leader in forestry thought and practice, predicts a material expansion of public forestry forced by the problems of the conservation of waters, the tremendous sweep of the recreation movement, improved fire protection, and the present wasteful liquidation of a basic natural resource. Both in public and private forestry there will be an increasingly exacting demand upon the profession for technical knowledge and proficiency. His paper is a philosophical survey of the past and a searching estimate of the future.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Dean, Yale School of Forestry

Publication date: 1931-02-01

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  • The Journal of Forestry is the most widely circulated scholarly forestry journal in the world. In print since 1902, the Journal has received several national awards for excellence. The mission of the Journal of Forestry is to advance the profession of forestry by keeping forest management professionals informed about significant developments and ideas in the many facets of forestry: economics, education and communication, entomology and pathology, fire, forest ecology, geospatial technologies, history, international forestry, measurements, policy, recreation, silviculture, social sciences, soils and hydrology, urban and community forestry, utilization and engineering, and wildlife management. The Journal is published bimonthly: January, March, May, July, September, and November.

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