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Personality, Motivation and Education Needed in Professional Forestry

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All indications are that the effective practice of forestry in the future will require increasing numbers of professionals who are capable resource managers and administrators. Recent empirical data strongly suggest that Illinois students attracted to forestry are not ideally suited to playing the future complex administrative role from the standpoint of personaliy and motivation. Much more careful screening of students, expert counseling and guidance, and well advertised descriptions of role as well as job requirements by both public and private employers of professional foresters are needed.
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Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Professor, Dep. of Geography, So. Illinois University, Carbondale

Publication date: 1971-07-01

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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.

    2016 Impact Factor: 1.675 (Rank 20/64 in forestry)

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