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Perspective: The Perennial Challenge for Forestry: Sustaining Biological Capital

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Averting a catastrophic decline in biodiversity is the most significant challenge to sustainability that the forestry profession has faced in the past century. It will take the kind of bold and visionary leadership that Gifford Pinchot and Teddy Roosevelt brought to building the public lands system 100 years ago.

Keywords: environmental management; forest; forest management; forest resources; forestry; forestry research; forestry science; natural resource management; natural resources

Document Type: Miscellaneous

Affiliations: Director Milford Experimental Forest, 225 Moose Hill Road, Guilford, CT, 06437,

Publication date: November 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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