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Ames Forester

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Forest Service---What?

Abstract

What doles the Forest Service do besides fight forest fires? Whenever the general public hears of the Forest Service they immediately think of FIRE. True, fires take priority over every other activity. Protection of the Forest is the most important task of the Forest officer, but he has many other important tasks to perform. Fires have been "played up,” like all sensational phases of life, leaving no place for the steady and very important phases of sound forest management. It is our duty as Foresters to help educate the public in all lines of Forestry, and make them realize that the Forest Service means much more than having a lot of men scattered out through the woods, miles from anywhere, waiting for a fire.

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