Metrication: What's next?

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The Metric Conversion Act of 1975 sets no timetable for change to use of metric measurements in the United States. Anticipating a voluntary change, industrial lumber and wood products committees of the American National Metric Council have met several times to consider metrication. The next step for Society of American Foresters members is to agree on what metric units are most suitable, convenient, and necessary for use in forestry.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Chief Mensurationist, USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Forest and Range Experiment Station, Portland, Oregon, and Chairman of the SAF Committee on Metrication

Publication date: November 1, 1976

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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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