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Management Planning on the National Forests

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The national forests, in 40 states, Alaska, and Puerto Rico include some 81 million acres of commercial forest land (5 million of which is in Alaska). About 700 working circles are recognized, averaging somewhat more than 100 thousand acres apiece. The present undeveloped condition of many working circles limits the annual cut to about 4 billion board feet. When some 5,000 miles of additional access roads are built the allowable annual cut will rise to 6 billion feet; eventually these public properties will be developed to the point where they can yield 10 billion board feet of sawlogs and other forest products annually.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: U. S. Forest Service, Washington, D. C.

Publication date: 1952-08-01

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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.

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