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Ecosystem Management in the Northeast: A Forestry Paradigm Shift?

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Abstract:

A survey of professional foresters in the northeastern United States was conducted to determine (1) whether professional forest resource managers viewed forest ecosystem management and other "new" forestry language as representing practical constructs, and (2) whether there is a difference between USDA Forest Service foresters and private-sector foresters in the degree to which they have applied "new" forestry. Results suggested that the forest management behaviors of most foresters in the region may be influenced more by traditional forestry concepts and language than by "new" forestry.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Research Associate, West Virginia University, Division of Forestry, Morgantown

Publication date: October 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.
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