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The Guiding Star of Ecological and Rural Sustainability

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The Committee of Scientists' report signals a shift in land management planning, according to the Forest Trust, which seeks to protect the integrity of the forest ecosystem and improve the lives of people in rural communities. No longer will the Forest Service be the technical elite with sole responsibility for managing the forests, and the public the passive recipients of their benefits. The new planning process will enable citizens to become stewards of the land. In its sensitivity to the culture, concerns, and contributions of rural people, the report should win endorsement from resource-dependent communities.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Executive Director, the Forest Trust, PO Box 519, Santa Fe, NM 87504

Publication date: May 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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