Employment Opportunities in Full Forest Utilization

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The opportunities to increase employment through closer utilization of forest material have been treated largely in general terms. In this article the author provides a quantitative measure of these opportunities through the use of a concrete illustration. He selects an area to represent average conditions in the Douglas-fir region and compares employment under present standards of utilization with the possible employment under full utilization. He finds that employment in the forest industries could be doubled without any increased drain upon the forest growing stock.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Forest Economist, Forest Service, U. S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, D. C., Associate Member, S.A.F.

Publication date: May 1, 1948

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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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