A Land Line Location Program for the National Forest System

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The Forest Service initiated a Land Line Location Program in F.Y. 1959 to locate and maintain the corners and lines of the properties it administers, and to reestablish missing corners. Inventory has revealed that one-third of the corners are already missing and that 10,000 additional per year are lost due to age, cultural and construction activities, and lack of maintenance. A report of ten years of work on the program shows that accomplishment is highly significant in saving "thread-hanging" corners, in resolving claims, and in developing better neighborly relations. However, much work is ahead.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Chief, Branch of Status, Surveys, and Claims, Forest Service, U.S. Dep. Agr., Washington, D.C.

Publication date: August 1, 1969

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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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