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The Society Comes of Age

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American forestry, as a profession, is thirty years old. Its progress, accomplishments and influence upon national life are an American epic. A whole historic epoch has been crowded into thirty years. Through its leaders, apathy toward conservation has changed to interest and support. The author, one of the charter members of the Society, gives in a scholarly address a refreshing account of the development of forestry and the forestry profession. Likewise, he gives a thought-provoking admonition to the American people to take stock of their plans for the future in forestry and other national matters. We need a new faith in our own destiny more than a new freedom.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Director, Lake States Forest Experiment Station

Publication date: March 1, 1931

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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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