New York Forestry Volume 4-7

New York Forestry Volume 4-7

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ... and satisfy the race. As the individual who saves may be devoid of thrift, so the society, the nation that saves may be without thrift, without the spirit or substance of conservation. Thus when society prohibits the cutting of lumber, even the dead trees on public forests, as is the present case in the Adirondack Mountains, she is in exactly the same position as the individual who stores apples only to let them wither and decay. Conservation means community thrift, state, national, international thrift, it is based upon wisdom and foresight in the use of resources. It should be emphasized that this does not mean that resources should not be used, it means that they should be wisely used. The idea of conservation as applied to forest resources first took definite form in an address by Theodore Roosevelt before the Society of American Foresters in 1903 and indicates more clearly than any of earlier date the interdependence of all natural resources. He said, "Your By PROF. J. W. TOUMEY attention must be directed to the preservation of the forests, not as an end in itself but as a means of preserving the prosperity of the nation." His inference is that the very existence of the forest depends upon our success in putting practical forestry into effective operation, in which forests are maintained through wise use, not through disuse. Please remember, forests are not conserved by building a wall around them and keeping out the saw and ax. Forests are not conserved by protecting them from fire and from other external destructive agents. They are conserved by wise use. In Roosevelt's address before the National Educational Association in 1907 Conservation as a single problem based on national policy was clearly set forth. He said, " more

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  • Paperback | 146 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 272g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236586344
  • 9781236586346