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The Role of Industrial Woodlands in Recreation

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A survey of 9 major organizations owning industrial forest land in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont showed that these companies have made available almost 5 million acres of land for hunting and other recreational purposes. This is more than three times the area of publicly owned lands in the same states. These companies cooperate with state fish and game departments on wildlife habitat improvement programs and independently assist recreationists in various ways such as leasing campsites. The possibility that fees for such uses may become more general in the future is foreseen. The greatest oversight of the companies is failure to adequately inform the public of their policies and programs in this field.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: St. Regis Paper Co., West Stewartstown, N.H.

Publication date: 1969-09-01

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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.

    2015 Impact Factor: 1.476
    Ranking: 22 of 66 in forestry

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