Selective Logging on the National Forests of the Douglas Fir Region

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This is a most timely paper. "Selective logging" as a term is common now among lumbermen and foresters. But what does it mean? To one group it connotes merely economic selection of areas, trees and logs from the financial angle; to another it includes the silvicultural aspects and places them above the economic. Mr. Ames discusses some of the interpretations placed npon the term, enlarging upon the logging engineers' idea of selection and debating its adaptability to sales of national forest timber.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Assistant Regional Forester, U. S. Forest Service, Portland, Oregon

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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