A Contested Past: Forestry Education in the United States, 1898-1998
Many of today's arguments about forestry education proceed on the assumption that the past was glorious, the present is bleak, the future is doomed. In fact, foresters have disagreed about the proper balance between academic and practical training since the days of Bernhard Fernow, Gifford Pinchot, and Carl Schenck. The two main option for education--depth in technical forestry and breadth in natural resource management--reflect equally old, and fundamentally opposing, views of forestry and the profession's place in society.
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Document Type: Journal Article
Affiliations: Doctoral Student, History Department, Florida State University
Publication date: 1999-09-01
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