Predicting the future by understanding the past: A historian considers the forest service

Paul W. Hirt

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Abstract

As the twenty-first century begins, we have ample reason to ponder at the past and future of America's national forests and the federal agency that manages them: the Forest Service. Both are largely products of this century, both evolved together through two main stages of historical development divided at midcentury, and both face a third and controversial new phase in their history as we begin a new millennium. Reviewing that history in the context of the current controversy over national forest management helps us understand how we got where we are today and provides clues to what we might expect in the next decade.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationA Vision for the U.S. Forest Service
Subtitle of host publicationGoals for its Next Century
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Pages149-169
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9781317328070
ISBN (Print)1891853023, 9781138100732
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)

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