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Trends of Forest Recreation in the United States

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This article traces the development of forest recreation in the United States from the time it first became recognizable as a social phenomenon in the late eighteen hundreds, to the present. Together with a great increase in numbers of recreationists, there are seen to be marked changes in the qualitative aspects of forest recreation over the years. Available data are too scanty to permit much in the way of prediction, but the changes of the past indicate the probability of further changes in the future. In view of this probability the question may be asked, will foresters, who as a body have evinced remarkably little interest in this forest use, play a constructive part in its future development?

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Intermountain Forest and Range Experiment Station

Publication date: August 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.
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