Community Forestry, Defined
The new discipline of community forestry links sustainable forestry to community wellbeing. Although community forestry has been practiced for many years in the developing world, it did not emerge in the United States until relatively recently. Community forestry efforts, which have been undertaken most visibly in rural areas, combine conservation with economic development and cultural values to benefit the local population.
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Document Type: Journal Article
Affiliations: Executive Director, the Forest Trust, PO Box 519, Santa Fe, NM 87504
Publication date: 1998-03-01
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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.
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