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Strategies for Forestry Success: Examples from the Early Years of the Pennsylvania Forestry Association

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Founded in 1886, the Pennsylvania Forestry Association (PFA) worked tirelessly to awaken the state government and people to the dangers of forest destruction. In its journal, Forest Leaves, the PFA advocated forest conservation and wise utilization of resources. It also educated the public about forest science. The article describes some of the successful conservation strategies derived from the first 20 years of Forest Leaves.

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

Document Type: Regular Article

Affiliations: Assistant Professor of Forestry The Pennsylvania State University Mont Alto Campus, 1 Campus Drive Mont Alto PA 17237, Email:

Publication date: July 1, 2005

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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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