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The Employer's Perspective on New Hires

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Forestry leaders in federal and state government agencies, nongovernment organizations, forest certification, consulting, and industry report that they are seeking forestry graduates with technical depth plus the breadth of knowledge, inquiring minds, and integrative skills that will serve them throughout their careers in the profession. The precise mix of skills and expertise varies with the needs of the employer, but most respondents question the ability of four-year degree programs to prepare students adequately for the challenges that forestry faces.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Research Associate, Pinchot Institute for Conservation, 1616 P Street NW, Suite 100, Washington, DC 20036

Publication date: September 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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