Facing Difficult Questions Can the SAF Code of Ethics Help?

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By calling ourselves professionals, we foresters expose ourselves to the scrutiny of our fellow citizens. In the interests of creating a stronger, more defensible basis for forestry, we need to explore issues that arise from our Code of Ethics. Is it enough for us, as individuals, to practice "sound forestry," or do we need to go further? Have we fully examined the scientific basis of that sound forestry, or do we fall back on conventional wisdom and false dichotomies that divide us from the public we have pledged to serve?

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Professor Emeritus, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, 320 Bray Hall, Syracuse, NY 13201, and Immediate Past-President of the Society of American Foresters

Publication date: July 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.
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