Licensing of Foresters--Pros and Cons

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As of mid-1978, 14 states had adopted laws for the registration and licensing of foresters, and 10 states were considering action. Arguments for and against registration are numerous, but experience indicates that foresters in a given state must reach a supporting consensus if they hope to secure passage of such legislation. The purpose must be to benefit the public.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Hunt Professor of Forestry, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, Texas

Publication date: November 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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