Ames Forester


Someone told me years ago “the future of forest recreation in the United States will be what foresters want it to be.” I have thought about this many times since, watching to see in which direction the profession would lean in its attitude toward recreation, and it seems to me that many foresters have leaned in the wrong direction. The attitude of some professional foresters has been negative and even disdainful. Anyone with an interest in recreation has been considered, until very recently at least, to be a bit odd, a kind of nearer-my-God-to-thee forester.



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