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Periodic Land Use Studies for More Effective Planning

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A good many land use studies have been made since 1920. In most cases no specific constructive planning has followed and year by year the value of their results decreases because of changes in land utilization, ownership, etc. In even those few cases where action has been taken new problems crop up requiring readjustments in the plan. Planning activity would be greatly stimulated if the conclusions arrived at in the original studies could be tested, and definite trends in ownership, etc., established by means of periodic investigations. The results of the re-survey of Menominee County, Michigan are presented as an example of how practicable and economical follow-up studies can be.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Lake States Forest Experiment Station

Publication date: April 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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