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The Clarke-McNary Act and Federal Responsibility in California's State Forestry Program

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The recent annual meeting of the California Section of the Society was devoted to a discussion of the relations of California's forestry department to various state problems. The resulting papers indicate the apportioning of responsibility betweeu the federal government and the state, and are of interest to those concerned with state functions elsewhere. In the paper here presented, Mr. Price gives an excellent resum[eacute] of the background to, and the operation of the co[odiaeresis]perative forestry effort between the federal and state government as it exists in California. He reports greatly improved fire protection and cut-over land conditions on private land, and suggests that their continuation makes federal regulation neither necessary nor advisable. Other papers in this series will be found under "Briefer Articles" in this issue. A paper by State Forester Pratt, giving a history of the state forestry department appeared in the April issue.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Assistant Regional Forester, U. S. Forest Service, Sand Francisco, Calif.

Publication date: May 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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