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Stepping Back to Look Forward: A History of the Massachusetts Forest Charles H.W. Foster

Stepping Back to Look Forward: A History of the Massachusetts Forest

Charles H.W. Foster

Published October 1st 1998
ISBN : 9780674838307
Hardcover
352 pages
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This timely collection of essays - written by nine recognized forestry and environmental specialists - tells the story of the conservation, use, and changes in the Commonwealths forests over time. The book traces the development of pre-settlement,MoreThis timely collection of essays - written by nine recognized forestry and environmental specialists - tells the story of the conservation, use, and changes in the Commonwealths forests over time. The book traces the development of pre-settlement, colonial, and post-Revolutionary War forest practices, and concludes with recommendations as to how history might be used to inform and shape future policy. Underscored is the importance of private and local leadership, such as the unique Massachusetts town forest movement. Economic contributions and educational programs are detailed, as well as the ways Massachusetts leadership has influenced national forestry. Written for the layperson, and reflecting the particular experience and style of each contributor, the history will appeal to a range of readers from local conservation activists to forestry professionals and policymakers.