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Rural Development and Land-Use Planning: A Forestry Perspective

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Land-use planning in rural areas has often treated forests as special problems. Tax laws, timber practice laws, planning regulations, and now statewide forestry planning have done little to integrate the forestland into the total planning process. Rural resistance to regulation and planning suggests a need to adapt city-born planning techniques and procedures to the informal institutions of rural areas.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Professor and Director of the University School of Rural Planning and Development, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Publication date: September 1, 1982

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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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