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Who Shall Regulate Our Forests?

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The principle of public regulation of private forest management has gained wide acceptance within recent years. The issue is not that public regulation is necessary or desirable in certain states and local situations. Rather the issue is whether regulation shall be undertaken by the federal government, the states, or by joint federal-state cooperation. The following paper represents the viewpoint of a professionally trained state forester of a state that recently enacted a regulatory law. He discusses what the Oregon law is designed to accomplish, and describes how it works.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: State Forester of Oregon

Publication date: May 1, 1942

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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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