This paper, presented before the Southeastern Section of the Society of American Foresters at Valdosta, Georgia, on October 6, 1944, points out that public regulation is not likely to be applied to more than 275 million acres of forest land, the great bulk of which is in the hands of farmers and other small owners. He believes that the Forest Service made a mistake in singling out the minority group of large owners as the chief offenders, and that regulation will succeed only by first convincing the individual of its necessity and reasonableness, and then giving him as close an association with the machinery as possible, under democratic methods.
Document Type: Journal Article
Professor of Forestry, Yale School of Forestry and Past President, Society of American Foresters
Publication date: January 1, 1945
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