Many foresters of the younger generation are wondering what the "first step" is and how the various activities that demand our major attention from time to time are related to one another and to the forestry problem as a whole. Without questioning or ridiculing the desirability of forestry, the author, resorting to a trenchant style, makes some pointed criticism of our land purchase policy as an effort toward averting a possible timber famine. He believes we have failed to see our forest problem as a series of progressive steps beginning with the obvious one of making forestry a business. Building a logical foundation is too frequently neglected for following less urgent sidelines. Throughout, the author emphasizes the pre[ediaeresis]minence of fire protection.
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Publication date: 1931-03-01
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