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A Social and Economic Program for the Sub-Marginal Areas of the Lake States

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Land use in the Lake States has always been of interest to foresters, and the cut-over lands of this region are held up as bad examples of unwise lumbering and improper later use. The author of this article is a recognized authority on land economics. He discusses here some of the problems caused by sub-marginal lands--in large part cut-over lands--and offers some fundamental and vital suggestions for restoring non-productive lands to the tax list. Forestry plays an important part in his programs. "It is tree growth or nothing as far as the Lake States are concerned."

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Professor of Land Economics, University of Wisconsin

Publication date: October 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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