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State Park Programs and the Redwood Industry

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Although concerned with a special case of public parks this article has wider implications because it touches on park problems faced in other forest regions. The author believes that the program of state redwood park acquisition and extension is no longer realistic; most of the superlative groves have been acquired and should be left, except for dangerous trees, in their primeval condition for their inspirational values; park areas not of a superlative character and less accessible should be cut selectively, but lightly, and thus opened for stand improvement and recreation and to make them pay their way. He recommends that the park proponents reveal their plans so that owners and operators will know which stands are desired for parks; he suggests further that the matching-money principle can no longer be depended upon for large gifts and that the state legislature should make one appropriation and complete the program before prices and inflation make it inordinately expensive or impossible.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Treasurer and Assistant to President, The Pacific Lumber Company, San Francisco, Calif.

Publication date: September 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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