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Turning Back the Clock

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$ 1253 would reverse positive science-based changes in forest policy by eliminating environmental checks and balances inscribed in current legislation and making timber production the dominant use of federal forests. Mandatory commodity outputs prescribed in the legislation threaten ecological integrity and the long-term vitality of species by superseding environmental guidelines. The bill creates an unwieldy petition process that would hinder citizens' efforts to generate appeals to forest plans based on new information.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: President, The Wilderness Society, 900 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20006-2596

Publication date: September 1, 1998

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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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