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The Second Committee of Scientists: Moving Forward While Looking Backward

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The author, who chaired the first Committee of Scientists, appointed in 1977, finds that Sustaining the People's Lands offers thoughtful recommendations about the issues that are central to public acceptance of forest management. Perhaps more valuable than any of its proposed revisions to the planning process, however, is its call for clarification of policy. At some point, and the author hopes it will be soon, Congress and the pressure groups representing environmental and industry interests must together ask, What is the best thing for the country?
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Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Professor, Department of Forestry, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695-8008

Publication date: 1999-05-01

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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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