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Harvesting the Forest Resource--Are We Prepared?

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Projections of U.S. wood supply requirements and ability to harvest from domestic reserves point clearly to potential difficulties in the near future. Demand for forest products shows steady growth while the supply diminishes and the restrictions on harvesting become more constraining. Meanwhile, harvesting technology has advanced slowly. The situation correlates strongly with a history of inadequate harvesting research and development and a limited effort to educate professional forest engineers.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: University of Washington, Seattle

Publication date: July 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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