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Comprehensive Forest Policy Indispensable

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In this article the chief of the Forest Service reports on its wartime activities, emphasizes the need for constructive planning to enable forests to make their optimum peacetime contribution to the welfare of the nation, and urges adoption of a comprehensive national program in forestry. The urgent need to stop destructive cutting is stressed, and the recent educational campaign of the forest industries is criticized for indulging in "misleading publicity" that tends to cultivate public complacency when the forest situation is so unsatisfactory. Three major lines of public action are advocated--regulation of forest practices on privately owned forest land, aid to forest landowners, and increased public ownership--with special emphasis on nation-wide regulation under strong federal leadership.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Chief, Forest Service, U. S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, D. C.

Publication date: November 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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