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The Forces of Change Driving Forestry Education

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Abstract:

No discussion of forestry education today can ignore the large and powerful forces that are redefining all of higher education--forces that will reshape education in forestry, too. Leaders in academia need to develop strong partnerships with their counterparts in the private and public sector so that forestry schools and colleges can continue to teach the scientific and technical skills that future foresters will need to manage our increasingly valuable forest resources.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Dean, College of Forest Resources, North Carolina State University, Raleigh 27695

Publication date: 1998-02-01

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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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