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The Water Conservation Problem in Forestry

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The watershed problem is constantly growing more acute throughout the country. In the semi-arid West, water supply is the limiting factor in almost every kind of development. Although much has been said about the destruction of watershed values and of conservation of water in general, very little has been done to give these vital problems the attention their importance warrants as a public responsibility. The author, after discussing the various relationships between soil management and water control, outlines a broad line of attack, which if acted upon should alleviate the severity of the destructive forces now at work. Mr. Forsling's paper is followed by comments by Dr. W. C. Lowdermilk, also an authority on forest-water relations. The latter discusses the r⊙le of the forester in water conservation, the danger of too broad application of certain findings and the need for more measurements to get at basic facts.
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Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Director, Intermountain Forest & Range Experiment Station, Ogden, Utah

Publication date: 1933-02-01

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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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