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The Tennessee Valley--A Challenge to Foresters

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Where other governments have undertaken large-scale regional planning of land nse, the enterprises rest on absolute dictatorship, and the use of coercion. The Tennessee Valley project is an attempt to accomplish the same end through coöperation and uncoerced action, and in accord with truly American democratic principles. As the title to this article implies, the undertaking has an especial appeal to the forester since so much of the land is not needed for agriculture and will play its proper part in the co[odiaeresis]rdinated scheme only if it continually produces successive timber crops or its forest recreation values are adequately developed, and since, furthermore, the need for flood control and erosion correction require such widespread maintenance of protection forest cover. The T. V. A. is indeed one of the major forestry undertakings of the New Deal.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Chief Forester, Tennessee Valley Authority

Publication date: March 1, 1934

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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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