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Specialized Forestry Curricula Versus the Licensing of Foresters by States

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Before the profession of forestry will gain the public recognition and inspire the public confidence enjoyed by many of the older professions, it will be necessary to define more sharply than they are now defined the minimum educational requirements, or their equivalent, of those who are accepted by the profession as members. For several years Professor Chapman has focussed attention on this very important problem, but, largely because of the apathy of the forestry schools themselves, little progress has been made. While there may be some difference of opinion concerning the details of how the problem should be solved, there can be little if any difference of opinion concerning the need, if not the absolute necessity, of facing it fearlessly and squarely.
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Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Yale University

Publication date: 1939-05-01

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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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