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The Forest Bank ™: An Experiment in Managing Fragmented Forests

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Abstract:

As the trend toward smaller parcels of land continues, many of the values associated with forestland are at risk. The Forest Bank ™, an ecosystem-based approach to forest management on private lands in southwestern Virginia, points to a potential new direction in forest management. Sponsored by The Nature Conservancy, this program attempts to blend economic and ecological objectives into an effort that will appeal to private landowners.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Associate Dean-Outreach, Department of Forestry, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg

Publication date: March 1, 2000

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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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