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Training Needs for Future Managers of Resource Affairs

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The increasing complexity of resource management necessitates changes in the traditional education of foresters. Within the framework of a good general education, undergraduate schools should continue to provide the biological, physiological, and economic bases, with heavy emphasis on land capability as it relates to preservation, multiple use, and intensive production. In addition, some universities should establish new programs to provide a two-year master's degree in resource affairs. These programs would require a multidisciplinary staff and would include special seminars in resource economics, social and behavioral sciences, and policy processes; some work in solving real policy problems would also be required.
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Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: President of SAF, is Director, Division of Natural Resources and Environment, University of Texas, Austin

Publication date: 1976-08-01

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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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