The successful, happy forester is truly a unique individual. A deep love for the world of nature, a natural curiosity, and inventiveness, and superior strength of character enable him to tackle the challenging tasks that are always before him. His profession is often beset by conflicting interests, misunderstanding, and the wrath of the well-meaning but ignorant. He does not always live long enough to enjoy all the fruits of his labor. Yet he so strongly believes in the worth of what he is doing that his spirit is never broken.
"The Making o£ a Forester,"
Ames Forester: Vol. 50
, Article 6.
Available at: https://lib.dr.iastate.edu/amesforester/vol50/iss1/6