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Land Classification--Where Do We Go from Here?

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Land classification systems provide means of aggregating large amounts of information, and of extrapolating research results and management experience among units with similar properties. The dilemma for the future is that while land classification is becoming more complex and there is urgent need for coordination, no single approach can serve all purposes. Recommendations for future directions include continued research to develop applicable systems, emphasis on hierarchical approaches and use of natural biosphere components as a basic underpinning, development of new ways to use a number of systems simultaneously, and continued emphasis on communication mechanisms.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Head of the Department of Forest and Wood Sciences, Colorado State University, Fort Collins

Publication date: October 1, 1978

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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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