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State Forest Health Programs: A Survey of State Foresters

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Even as forest health problems appear to be intensifying in many regions of the United States, a 1998 survey of all 50 state foresters revealed that the total number of state forest health specialists has remained constant since 1988. Jobs of specialists in many states now combine the responsibilities once handled separately by forest entomologists and forest pathologists. Individual states vary widely in staffing levels and funding for forest health programs. Although few in number in most states, the 107 forest health specialists are vital to state forestry programs.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Principal Entomologist and Assistant Department Head, Forest Resource Development Department, Texas Forest Service, PO Box 310, Lufkin, TX 75902

Publication date: 2000-01-01

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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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