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Forest Technicians: An Underutilized Resource

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Managing natural resources today is an increasingly complicated task. In this age of ecosystem management, geographic information systems, and increasing public scrutiny, many managers use a team approach to meet their goals. The soil scientist, wildlife biologist, land planner, and recreation manager often join forces with the forester to produce the most appropriate management plan. However, the forest technician can and should be an equally vital member of this management team. The specific strengths developed by forest technician training make this expertise a valuable and productive addition to the natural resource team.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Associate Professor of Forest Technology, Glenville State College, Glenville, West Virginia

Publication date: 1996-11-01

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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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