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Forestry in Hawaii for Water Conservation

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Abstract:

Hawaii practises forestry to increase water resources rather than to add to wood supplies, and one quarter of the land surface is managed for such purpose. Since the water comes mainly from forest areas, its quantity and timeliness are vitally affected by the character of the forest. The relation between water resources and forest cover in Hawaii is particularly intimate and delicate and the natural balance must be carefully maintained to prevent its disturbance. The author describes his problems and his organization for managing the protection forests.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Territorial Forester for Hawaii

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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