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A Half Century of Forestry in Pennsylvania

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The year 1943 marks the fiftieth milestone of forestry in Pennsylvania. Mr. Wirt was the first technically trained forester employed by the commonwealth, and has rounded out some 42 years of continuous service as an able and devoted public servant. His article is not intended as an historical summary of accomplishment, but rather as an appraisal of the policy on which the forestry movement was based and its stability during a half century of changing administrations. That he should find much to commend and not a little to criticize is to be expected. It is interesting to observe that in his opinion, despite 50 years of progress in woodland management and in reclaiming idle land to productiveness, Pennsylvania's forest problem remains largely one involving protection from fire, reforestation, and public education.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Chief forest fire warden, Pennsylvania Department of Forests and Waters, Harrisburg, Pa.

Publication date: October 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.

    2015 Impact Factor: 1.476
    Ranking: 22 of 66 in forestry

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