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Forestry Education in Chile

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The vast forested areas of Latin America are a little tapped and perhaps not completely evaluated reserve in the world forest resource picture. The development of professional training for foresters in those countries is, therefore, a vital first step in the ultimate utilization and management of South American forest resources. Excluding the Chilean school discussed in this article, there are only two countries in the entire continent that have schools offering professional training in forestry--Venezuela and Colombia. Both are concerned with tropical forestry. The author tells here of the establishment of training at the University of Chile which will emphasize temperate zone forestry. At the time of his assignment there was a total of 12 Chilean professional foresters; six of these men secured their degrees in the U. S., the others in European schools.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Dean, College of Forestry, Oregon State College, Corvallis

Publication date: May 1, 1954

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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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