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Redwood Forestry Program Jeopardized by Public Apathy Toward Fire

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The author uses the redwood region as an example to show what responsibility the public has in effectuating better forest land management plans. He implies here that the citizen should cease criticism of private logging operations unless he is willing to do his share in preventing fires and improving public forest protection agencies. In 1936, he reports, the private forestry programs were given a serious setback by fires set by incendiaries and others set by ranchers and allowed to burn without adequate control.
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Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: University of California

Publication date: 1937-08-01

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