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Forest Education Before 1898

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Even though our profession in America is comparatively youthful, as professions go, nevertheless it has already attained that age where its early pioneers are successively passing off the stage with increasing frequency. Most of them throughout their actively productive careers have been so busy doing things that they have not taken the time to leave behind them a detailed record of what they did and how they went about doing it. Such a historical record is of inestimable value to those of us coming after, as a background from which to plan and carry on into the future. We are indebted therefore to Herbert Smith for the time and effort he has put into this conscientiously accurate account of the early beginnings of forest education.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: U. S. Forest Service

Publication date: October 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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