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Forestry's Response to Increased Demand for Commodity and Amenity Values

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Future demands on forest resources will require more intensive management, emphasizing the multiples in multiple use. The political support necessary to finance more intensive management will depend on better consensus among various forest clients. A tendency to polarize over stereotyped images of roaded versus unroaded areas obscures the broader range of values desired from each. Three apparent trends with long-range implications include the energy crisis, increasing popularity of quasi-commodity-oriented activities, and the value of forests as a medium for employment, education, and rehabilitation of people.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Recreation Research Project Leader, Pacific Northwest Forest and Range Experiment Station, USDA Forest Service, Seattle, Wash.

Publication date: December 1, 1974

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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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