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Law Enforcement in the Forest How Ready are Managers?

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Preparedness of Forest Service officers to handle law enforcement tasks was studied, including methods, attitudes, knowledge of responsibilities, and job-related backgrounds. Great variability was found on all factors within and between ranger districts and up through line authority. Recommendations are given to reduce this variability.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Assistant Professor, Department of Forest Science, Utah State Univ., Logan

Publication date: December 1, 1972

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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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