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Public Forest Policy in a National Emergency

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This paper discusses some impacts of the current national emergency on forest conservation, effects of the present emergency on long-run forestry goals, and some special problems that forestry faces because of emergency conditions. It describes (1) some special federal activities that contribute to forest policy formation, and (2) Forest Service policies with particular reference to the current emergency. It does not discuss the adaptation of state forest policies to emergency conditions.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Assistant chief, Forest Service, U. S. Dept. of Agric., Washington, D. C.

Publication date: April 1, 1952

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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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