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Industry Needs More Forest Economists--Now!

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The forest economist is qualified to guide the management of a basic wood-using industry into the most profitable (or least unprofitable) use of its forest resources. Some of the many ways in which he can help improve the returns from forest properties are described in this article. In a period of depressed economic conditions his services are needed even more than in a boom.
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Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Associate Professor of Accounting, University of Alabama; formerly Timberlands Accountant for West Virginia Pulp and Paper Co.

Publication date: 1949-11-01

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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.

    2016 Impact Factor: 1.675 (Rank 20/64 in forestry)

    Average time from submission to first decision: 39.6 days*
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