A Note on the Emasculation of a Forest Fire Law

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This article and the following comment raise the dual question as to whether an act passed by Rhode Island in 1798 constitutes the first complete forest-fire-prevention law in the United States, and whether that act has subsequently been seriously emasculated.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Chief Forester of the Forest Fire Experiment Station of the Cedar Hill Fire Department, Cowesett, R. I.

Publication date: December 1, 1945

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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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