A Problem of Priorities

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The concept of multiple use, which promises all things to all people, remains ill defined in the proposed legislation. The Society of American Foresters believes incremental changes in the planning process will not resolve conflicts between interest groups until the priorities of the agencies themselves are defined. Moreover, in its attempt to limit economic uncertainty, the bill shuts out new information and thus compromises the scientific management of the resource.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Professor, SUNY-CESF, One Forestry Drive, Syracuse, NY 13210, and Chair, SAF Public Lands Management Task Force

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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