Once upon a time, great men roamed the American West. They rode across its broad prairies, pushed over majestic mountains, shot down raging white-waters, and strode through limitless forests as they headed to the Pacific. Their encounters with western flora and fauna left them speechless,
though they did not forgot to pen their first thoughts, sketch their immediate impressions, or map site and location. Those words, images, and numbers were every bit as important to the winning of the west as guns, plows, and wagons.
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.