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New Trends in Standards of Range Use

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The mountain lands of the West yield the products essential to the region's welfare; namely, water, timber, and range for livestock and game. In addition these lands have high recreational and aesthetic value. In the West, water is precious above all things. The amount of available and usable water markedly influences urban as well as rural development and economy. The problem of improving and maintaining range land productivity is closely related to the problem of conserving water and making most effective use of it. It is for this reason that the subject of standards of range use is important, not only from a range-resource viewpoint but from other land use as well.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Division of Range Research, U. S. Forest Service, Tucson, Ariz.

Publication date: November 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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