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Possibilities of Forest Management in a Tract of California Second-Growth Pine

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Supplementing previous general descriptions of the second-growth forests of the western Sierra Nevada, this paper presents a management analysis for a typical tract of 6,400 acres on which the timber volumes and growth have been measured. The possibilities of profitable sustained-yield operations are examined as regards cooperative forest management by the group of present owners, and also from the point of view of an investor considering the purchase of the property as a unit. Comment is made upon the failure of conventional theories of regulation-of-the-cut to apply to such practical cases as the one under discussion.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Associate Professor, School of Forestry, University of California, Berkeley, Calif. Senior Member, S.A.F.

Publication date: September 1, 1946

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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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