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Ames Forester

Abstract

Professional careers in the management and use of our nation's forests have not been considered by many black Americans. In a recent survey it was discovered that only one black student indicated forestry as an intended field out of a group of 330,000 black students who had taken the SAT, Scholastic Aptitude Test. Less than 100 blacks are included in approximately 19,500 undergraduate students in some 50 forestry schools in the United States. Out of a membership of almost 20,000, the Society of American Foresters has less than 10 black members.

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