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Public Relations Forester for Industry

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American industries are accustomed to spend substantial sums of money to build good relations with their employees, consumers, and the general public. The activities of public relations councilors undoubtedly do much to influence American thought and public action. In their advertising industries have already featured forestry activities, particularly forest fire prevention. The American Forest. Products Industries makes promotion of forestry its objective. But to the Union Bag & Paper Corporation goes credit for being the first operating industry to employ a public relations forester. This step is significant. It recognizes that a company cannot carry out a well-rounded program of forestry aids to independent timber owners without expending real effort to win their confidence. This is the second of a series of articles on new employment opportunities for foresters.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Public relations forester, Union Bag & Paper Corporation, Savannah, Ga. Senior member, S.A.F.

Publication date: 1946-09-01

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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.

    2015 2016 Impact Factor: 1.675 (Rank 20/64 in forestry)

    Average time from submission to first decision: 39.6 days*
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