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The Contest for Western Public Game Fields

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Abstract:

The author, sympathetic to the interests of cattle ranchers, settlers, hunters, fishermen, and public land management agencies reviews the current public land contest of the West in its historical and economic settling. He points out new problems that will arise if current legislation proposed by stockmen and backed by the Chamber of Commerce becomes law. He advocates caution and full examination of facts before policies are enacted that may cause further conflict in use and deterioration of resources. Because of the significance of this problem to the entire conservation program foresters need to be as completely informed as possible. Hence this paper is published in the Journal of Forestry even though it will later be published elsewhere.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Division of Forestry and Range Management, Colorado A. & M. College, Fort Collins, Colo. Senior member, S.A.F.

Publication date: May 1, 1947

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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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