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The O. and C. Lands: Their Role in Forest Conservation

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The O. and C. lands are federal forest lands and include approximately 2,500,000 acres widely scattered in checkerboard pattern throughout the portion of western Oregon lying between the Cascade Mountains and the Coast Range. These lands were originally part of a grant of land made by the federal government to a railroad company to aid in financing the construction of a railroad across Oregon from Portland to the State of California. The railroad was built as the Oregon and California railroad, but has lost its identity under that name. In receiving the land grant, the railroad company agreed to sell the lands to settlers at fixed prices and when it failed to do so, the lands were restored to government ownership.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Oregon and California Revested Lands Administration

Publication date: May 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.

    2015 Impact Factor: 1.476
    Ranking: 22 of 66 in forestry

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