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Forestry and Soil Conservation

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Forest vegetation is the most effective means of preventing soil erosion. Forest practice consequently is one of the important tools used by the Soil Conservation Service in its vital task of protecting soil on American farms. The writer describes the activities of the organization and indicates how forestry is integrated with other soil-saving practices to the end that soil may be saved, farm production increased, and farm life made permanently more secure.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Forestry Division, Soil Conservation Service, Upper Darby, Pa., Senior 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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