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An Analysis of the Report on the White Mountain National Forest as an Example of Multiple-Use Management

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The author holds that expansion of the federal government's policy of National Forest acquisition is a wasteful subsidy which has resulted in unjustifiable investments; and nses the White Mountain National Forest as an example to develop his thesis. He proposes, instead, that federal funds be used to subsidize blanket protection of forest lands, regardless of ownership. In rebuttal, Philip W. Ayres defends the federal acquisition policy. He maintains that, providing all returns--financial, social, and physical appreciation of the property--are considered, the White Mountain National Forest has been self-supporting.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Consulting Forester, Asheville, N. C.

Publication date: May 1, 1937

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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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