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Perspective: Scientists, Truth, and the Media: A Clearcut Issue

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A few years ago I met a woman from Maine who held a clearly articulated position on the clearcutting referendum in her state. I liked her, although I dis-agreed with her position that the practice should be banned from Maine's woods. She obviously felt deeply about forests. I could appreciate this, because I share this connection, as I believe most foresters do.

Keywords: clearcutting; environmental management; forest; forest management; forest resources; forestry; forestry research; forestry science; logging; media; natural resource management; natural resources; public opinion

Document Type: Miscellaneous

Affiliations: Associate Professor Department of Forest Management, University of Maine, 5755 Nutting Hall, Room 201, Orono, ME, 04469-5755, andy_egan@umenfa.maine.edu

Publication date: February 1, 2001

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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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