Problems in Legislating Federal Forest Policy

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Since forest acreage is limited, provision of material needs conflicts with aspirations for environmental quality. In debating national policy, Congress should consider that designating some sites for timber growing would be just as reasonable as setting others apart for wilderness. The various claims on the available acreage must be brought into balance without transferring the problem from public lands to private ones.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Professor, Department of Forestry and Conservation, University of California, Berkeley; and Chairman, California State Board of Forestry

Publication date: April 1, 1977

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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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