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The Woodland Management Program of the Soil Conservation Service

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Abstract:

The author traces the work of S.C.S. technicians in guiding woodland management activities of cooperating farmers. Determination of land capabilities as a basis for deciding which lands are permanently suited to development as a woodland enterprise is emphasized. The farmer must then be convinced that he should undertake systematic management, and since this is a salesman's job, farm planners without forest school training may do as well or better than foresters. Technical help is needed in working out the details of management, silviculture, and marketing, but the farmer can accomplish a great deal by cut-and-try methods on his own initiative, once he has accepted the new concept of forestry as part of the farm business.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Head, Forestry Division, Soil Conservation Service, Washington, D. C.

Publication date: June 1, 1943

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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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