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Prescribed Burning Versus Public Forest Fire Services

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Abstract:

The author recounts the steps which led to the conversion of most foresters to the viewpoint that controlled burning is an essential part of the management of longleaf pine. He disagrees vigorously with those who have not yet adopted this policy.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Professor Emeritus, Yale University School of Forestry, New Haven Conn.; Fellow, S.A.F.

Publication date: 1947-11-01

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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 Impact Factor: 1.476
    Ranking: 22 of 66 in forestry

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