Development of private forestry depends entirely on economic factors. The desirability of sustained-yield operation is recognized by the operators, but the obstacles to its effectuation seem insuperable. The author, one of the most experienced foresters in private employ, believes if the operator is given real public cooperation in the adjustment of tax burdens to a cropping basis of valuation; in controlling spread of destructive insects and diseases; in sharing the cost of fire control on a basis of responsibility and actual benefit; and in a genuine effort to improve existing economic conditions to the point that private forest management may reasonably be expected to return a profit comparable at least to that expected from other conservative investments, then without question the lumber industry will not only progressively improve its woods practices but will devote its best energies to developing the highest possible type of forest management.
Document Type: Journal Article
Western Pine Association
Publication date: June 1, 1939
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