Sand Dune Control in Les Landes, France

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The author was stationed in southwestern France as an instructor in the Forestry Department of the U. S. Army sponsored Biarritz American University. During each of the three terms the university operated, from August, 1945 to March, 1946, field trips for forestry students to Les Landes were arranged with the French forest officials. Monsieur Louis Barriety, forest inspector of Biarritz, accompanied each class of American-soldier students to the dune area, and explained in detail how the dune was built and maintained, and its effect, direct and widespread, on one and a half million people. This inspiring story long familiar to American foresters is here dramatically retold. See also Gooch, Winslow L. Present conditions in the pine forests of Les Landes, France. Jour. Forestry 45:263-64. 1947.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Forest Ecologist (Range) Great Basin Research Center (Ephraim, Utah), Intermountain Forest and Range Experiment Station, Forest Service, Ogden, Utah. Junior Member S.A.F.

Publication date: July 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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