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dc.contributor.authorJones, John Carteren
dc.date.accessioned2015-11-06T19:53:32Zen
dc.date.available2015-11-06T19:53:32Zen
dc.date.issued1977en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/63967en
dc.description.abstractFive states were chosen for the study: New York, Massachusetts, California, Oregon and Washington. The author visited each of the five states and Washington, D.C. in 1976 to collect writings, published and informal, and to interview persons concerning the historical background and implementation of the states' forest practice acts. The changing national attitudes toward the use and abuse of forest resources was traced as historical background. For each state, the political forces involved with forests were examined to determine how they contributed to the development and current form of the forest practice act. The purposes for which the states' acts were passed were analyzed. Available information on costs and benefits were included to illustrate what a state might expect if it decides such a program is desirable. Criteria were developed for evaluating the success of a state's forest practice act. A list of apparently successful features of selected administrative and regulatory systems was included to illustrate what form a model forest practice act might take. The criteria for success that were developed are: (1) improvement in existing conditions; (2) financial impacts on the timber operator, forest landowner and the state; and (3) the administrative development of regulations. Successful administrative and enforcement systems were: (1) part-time, independent forest practice boards promulgating regulations based on legislative policy; (2) single agency enforcement; (3) classification of forest practices according to their potential for environmental damage; and (4) a priority inspection system.en
dc.format.extentix, 157 leaves.en
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
dc.relation.isformatofOCLC# 39841794en
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subject.lccLD5655.V855 1977.J655en
dc.titleThe background of state forest practice legislation and its impact upon forest land use and managementen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.contributor.departmentForestry and Forest Productsen
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.disciplineForestry and Forest Productsen
dc.contributor.committeechairDuerr, William A.en
dc.contributor.committeememberLong, Burl F.en
dc.contributor.committeememberYearwood, Richard M.en
dc.type.dcmitypeTexten


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