Originally published in 2000, this title is a collection of engaging, nontechnical contributions of scholars, policymakers, and forestry officials providing broad reflections on the agency’s past and future, contemporary perspectives about the use and stewardship of public lands, and insightful analyses about the science involved in the practice of scientific management. The authors offer challenging ideas for evaluating the performance of the U.S. Forest Service, reshaping its mission, enhancing its effectiveness, improving internal morale, and increasing public participation in the agency. It is a valuable resource for policymakers, professional foresters, and any student interested in Environmental Studies.
Table of Contents
Preface; 1. Marion Clawson and America’s Forests: A Lifetime of Commitment 2. What Now? From a Former Chief of the Forest Service; Discussion; 3. The Next Decade of the Forest Service: Does the Past Hold the Key to the Future? 4. Rethinking Scientific Management: Brand-New Alternatives for a Century-Old Agency; Discussion; 5. Forestry in the New Millennium: Creating a Vision That Fits: Discussion; 6. State Trust Lands Management: A Promising New Application for the Forest Service?; Discussion; 7. Predicting the Future by Understanding the Past: A Historian Considers the Forest Service; Discussion; 8. Does the Forest Service Have a Future? A Thought-Provoking View; Discussion; 9. The More Things Change…: The Challenge Continues 10. Changing Course: Conservation and Controversy in the National Forests of the Sierra Nevada; Index