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Who Shall Define Forestry and How?

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The author's answer to the question that serves as a title to this article is that foresters themselves should define forestry in terms sufficiently broad to embrace all activities which they are competent to handle effectively. These would include the production from forests and associated wild lands of whatever they can yield for the service of man. Failure to define and to practice forestry in a sufficiently comprehensive way is unduly narrowing the scope of the profession, to the detriment both of foresters themselves and of the general public.
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Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Associate Professor of Forestry, Colorado State College, Fort Collins, Colo.

Publication date: 1942-12-01

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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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