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Principles of Conservation in the Use of Wild Lands

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This paper is a strong argument for public ownership and control of wild lands. However, to be effective, such control must be free from inter-bureau jealousies and questions of jurisdiction, which is possible only by adopting one territorial jurisdiction and head interested chiefly in the right use of land and in the conservation of its resources. Of the national forests as a unit of wild land, the author believes we should get back to the original concept of managing them for the production of commodities, timber and forage; uses, recreation and game; and services, such as watershed protection, all of which are inherent in the land.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Regional Forester, U. S. Forest Service, Ogden, Utah

Publication date: February 1, 1933

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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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