Ames Forester


In every study of the future needs of this country for wood and wood products, and in every intelligent plan for supplying such needs, the existing National Forests play a prominent part. These forests, on June 30, 1919, numbered 151, and embraced a total net area of 153,933,460 acres. This area, bearing as it does a stand of usable timber, aggregating perhaps six hundred billion feet, is properly considered the most important anchor which the nation has thrown to windward to prevent our drifting upon a reef of disaster resulting from a famine shortage of one of the natural resources absolutely necessary to industrial activity and progress.



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