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Some Economic Goals in Forest Policy

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Most discussions of forest policy are focussed on specific proposals, laws, or programs. There is an equal need to turn our attention to the criteria which may be used to decide whether specific policies are good, bad, or indifferent. The following article presents a critical analysis of a few of these criteria. It suggests the need for a more clearcut conception of the goals of forest conservation than foresters have yet developed.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Lecturer in forestry, University of California, Berkeley

Publication date: August 1, 1949

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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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