The Appalachian Regional Development Act of 1965 and the Timber Development Organization Dilemma

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The difficulties of discussing the problems of forestry and Appalachian area economic development require an interdisciplinary perspective relevant to both economies and forestry. This article uses ecological parallels to economic processes to bring silviculture and economic growth into a common focus. By using a verbalized dynamic or flow analysis of the development process of forest related activities as an analog of the growth perspectives of silvies, the dispassionate technical, analytical, and policy viewpoint which should be common to both forestry and economies is followed to isolate some of the frustrating problems of forestry's role in economic development.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Assistant Professor of Economies, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Va.

Publication date: December 1, 1966

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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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