The Responsibility of Forestry in Depressed Areas

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In the United States there is a close relationship between the presence of forests and economically depressed areas. Therefore the forest resource is frequently viewed as a potential vehicle of economic uplift. As a consequence new challenges are being thrust upon forestry offering new and difficult economic problems. These tend to be centered around resource abundance instead of the more familiar resource scarcity situations. Such problems promise to become more common in American forestry in the future. However, some old philosophies may have to give way before the profession can hope to cope successfully with these new challenges.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Professor, School of Forestry, Duke University, Durham. N. C.

Publication date: July 1, 1965

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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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