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Challenge of Changing Forest Use

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In 1905 Theodore Roosevelt stated that forest users would determine the American forest's future. Foresters in general have been identified with timber producers more than with recreationists and other general users. Some user organizations, increasingly critical of the forester's role in land management, are becoming a strong force in forest policy decisions. This article, presents, in historical context, the change in forester-recreation user relations. It discusses some current problems with user organizations and suggests an approach to mutual understanding from a recreationist's point of view.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Professor of Forestry, Univ. Minnesota, St. Paul

Publication date: May 1, 1970

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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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