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Desirable Objectives in a State Forest Program for California

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Most foresters have a pretty good idea of the forestry problems in the state in which they reside. Information concerning the forestry problems in other states, though quite readily available, is too little read outside of the state to which it applies. Despite the fact that California seems to hold first place in many things, it does not seem to hold first place in state forestry. The author of the following paper has been state forester of California for many years and no one, perhaps, knows better than he knows, the difficulties and possibilities of developing a state forestry program. Following Mr. Pratt's article will be found Mr. C. R. Tillotson's comments of Mr. Pratt's paper. Both papers will be found to be of interest and they show that California is confronted with many of the same problems that have long confronted the eastern states.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: State Forester of California

Publication date: July 1, 1941

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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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