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A Six-Year Forestry Plan for Mexico

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This Six-Year Plan for Forestry appeared in the November-December, 1933, issue of "Mexican Forestry." Prepared by Dr. de Quevedo, assisted by a forestry society committee at the request of General Lazaro Cardenas, presidential candidate, and several senators and congressmen, the plan has been approved by the Forestry Society of Mexico. It is a part of a broad six-year national political and economic plan proposed by high Mexican officials for the coming national administration. The foreword and explanation of purposes of the Plan covering four pages, as well as a five-page budget, because of space limitations are omitted from these extracts. Wide liberties have been taken with the text in order to render the scope of the Plan more readily understandable to American readers and to save space; this is by no means a literal translation. This digest of a proposed forestry organization for Mexico should be of interest to American foresters, interesting because of its similarity as well as its dissimilarity to our own; it is patterned largely from European models. In any case, the Plan in many respects is quite progressive; it also shows the great need of forestry in Mexico. Dr. de Quevedo, distinguished engineer and patriotic citizen of Mexico, "The Father of Mexican Forestry," has long been interested in and a strong supporter of a national forest policy for his country. He is thoroughly familiar with the forestry methods, policies, and practices of Europe and America. He was the leading Mexican delegate to the famous American Forestry Congress of 1909, and is now President of the technical forestry society of Mexico and an Honorary Member of the Society of American Foresters. I was informed that not only was this Six-Year Plan approved in principle by the presidential candidate and by the National Convention held in April, 1934, but that the Department of Forestry has already been organized and more recently that favorable action on the law making this Plan effective is assured.--John D. Guthrie.
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Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Engineer, President, Director, Forestry Society of Mexico, New Department of Forests, Game and Fish

Publication date: 1935-02-01

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