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State Forestry Agencies and Biodiversity Programs: Who's Responsible for Conserving Forest Biodiversity?

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State natural resource agencies often have primary responsibility for conserving forest biodiversity. Little is known, however, about the appropriate organizational location for biodiversity programs in state government, suitable levels of financial and professional investment in such programs, useful strategies for coordinating programs located in different administrative settings, and the effectiveness of biodiversity programs. A survey of forestry agency and biodiversity program administrators in all 50 states provides useful insights about how state agencies might effectively administer and organize programs to conserve forest biodiversity. Direct contact between staffs is essential.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Professor of Forest Resources Policy and Administration, College of Natural Resources, University of Minnesota, St. Paul.

Publication date: April 1, 1999

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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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