Fire Control Objectives and Public Finance

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Abstract:

Very few agencies, particularly governmental agencies, are free from the constant fight for increased or continued appropriations. The old battle-cry of more funds is familiar to all legislators. Often, of course, it is justified, but it must be remembered that this objective, per se, is not the goal of the organization. The job to be done can be over-financed. The demand for money should have a logical and demonstrable basis. Furthermore, in the case of a fire-control program, other objectives that are sometimes lost sight of can be attained while the fight for adequate funds still goes on. The author undertakes to point out some of these other objectives and to suggest methods to rationalize the request for adequate funds.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: North Carolina Department of Conservation

Publication date: April 1, 1940

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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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