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Grand Experiment: State Forest Resources Planning

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Planning as a profession has come only recently to comprehensive forest resource management. State government planning programs for forest use, management, and protection have major differences from those directed at air and water quality. State forest resources planning has been, to date, chiefly inspired by federal support. Its processes usually emphasize comprehensiveness, a focus on issues, public participation, and direct links with state agency budgets. The occurrence and scope of accompanying state forest resources assessments vary widely. Forest resources planning is now being carried out in 47 states, but only 4 states have supporting legislation. Budgets and staffs are generally small, but hopes for future growth are large.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Forest Resource Planner, Division of Forestry, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

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.

    2015 Impact Factor: 1.476
    Ranking: 22 of 66 in forestry

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