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Of Special Interest: SAF Membership Status for Technicians: A Viewpoint

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Judged by criteria social scientists find common to all professions, forestry is seen as being a profession when the specific characteristics of professionalism are defined as existing on a continuum. The criterion that forestry appears to satisfy least is that of public recognition of its professionalism. Forest technicians are also seen as possessing many traits of professionalism, and the author therefore feels they should be accepted as voting members of the Society of American Foresters.

Document Type: Miscellaneous

Affiliations: Director, School of Forest Technology, State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Wanakena

Publication date: March 1, 1980

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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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