Empowering Forestry Extension with Geospatial Technology
Abstract:Although geospatial technology has become an essential tool in forestry, it has not been widely applied in forestry extension and continuing education. Geospatial technology can be used to enhance our understanding of extension audiences and improve our ability to strategically plan education and training programs. In this article, we used the University of Kentucky's Cooperative Extension forestry program as an example to illustrate how geospatial technology can assist program planning, monitor and predict trends, identify service gaps, improve information dissemination, and foresee extension opportunities.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 2009-03-01
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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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