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Forest Economics Offers a Career to Foresters

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Forestry should be guided by economic considerations. The policy-making efforts of the past two years have brought home the basic need of a solid groundwork of economic knowledge. By discussing various factors basic to forestry practice and describing the several important economic studies recently undertaken by the U. S. Forest Service, the author makes a strong case for forest economics as a distinct field for professional effort. At the same time is indicated the specialized type of training, interest and aptitude required of men engaged in this work.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Division of Forest Economics, U. S. Forest Service

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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