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Public Forest Regulation in Mexico

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Abstract:

With increasing discussion of the public interest in forests, irrespective of ownership, as justification for public control it is worth while to consider progress in this respect in an adjoining country. Mexico has fairly exacting government restrictions to control cutting on private lands. This article describes these regulations and comments on the extent to which they are enforced. The author's opinion is based on two years' service in the Mexican Forest Service.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: The Pennsylvania State College

Publication date: 1939-11-01

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