The Place of Fire Protection in Forest Education
Abstract:In terms of the relative demand on all forest appropriations and on the time and competence of foresters, as well as in terms of the technical knowledge and skills required, protection of wild lands from fire still comes first in this distinctive American forestry undertaking today. Yet forestry schools devote four per cent or less of their technical forestry curriculum to preparing their forestry students for this important responsibility. The author challenges the persistent attitude of some educators that protection from fire is mostly a vocational or shirt sleeve job and largely incapable of a scientific academic treatment.
Document Type: Journal Article
Affiliations: Forester, in charge forest-fire research, Appalachian Forest Experiment Station, Asheville, N. C.
Publication date: 1942-11-01
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