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A Method for Determining the Economic Value of a Forest Road

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To facilitate the determination of whether or not the construction, improvement and maintenance of a road is feasible from a financial standpoint, the authors worked out an outline for the investigation of all pertinent factors affecting roads. As far as the forestry and engineering world is concerned, the method of determining the economic value of a road hero described is considered absolutely new. It has been approved by the Forest Service and will be used in determining whether or not a suggested road is to be included in the national forest system, or is to be improved and maintained from forest road funds. The method is systematically and simply presented and an example is given in explanation of its application.
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Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Chief Engineer, Washington, D. C., United States Forest Service

Publication date: 1932-12-01

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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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