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With veterans returning from war, and with schools of forestry crowded as never before, jobs for foresters may become an urgent problem before our profession. Already some men are finding jobs difficult to find, though expansion of federal activities may soon bring additional openings. But if forestry is to expand in proportion to the national need for forest conservation many new fields of employment should be opened up. Of particular significance are jobs that create jobs either directly or indirectly. Believing that all foresters, especially the younger men, are interested in such new fields of employment, the editor plans to present a series of articles dealing with new job opportunities for foresters. The first article deals with an entirely new field. As the author implies, probably few foresters will ever find direct employment by labor unions, but the fact that one forester had the imagination to see this job opportunity and the courage and foresight to develop it, is significant. The editor will welcome suggestions from readers for future articles in this series.
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Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Director, Research and Education, International Woodworkers of America, CIO., Portland, Ore. Senior Member, S.A.F.

Publication date: 1946-07-01

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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.

    2016 Impact Factor: 1.675 (Rank 20/64 in forestry)

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