Faces from the past: profiles of those who led restoration of the South’s forests

  • Authors: Barnett, James P.
  • Publication Year: 2016
  • Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
  • Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-133. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station, 68 p.

Abstract

Early in the 20th century, the forests in the South were devastated by aggressive harvesting and many millions of acres of forest land needed reforestation. Foresighted individuals began a committed effort to restore this land to a productive condition. This effort required dedication, cooperation, and leadership. A small cadre of individuals led the restoration of the South’s forests that became the basis of the South’s economy. Many of these individuals are profiled in this document.

  • Citation: Barnett, James P. 2016. Faces from the past: profiles of those who led restoration of the South’s forests. Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-133. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 68 p.
  • Keywords: History of forestry research, research scientists, restoration of southern forests, significance of forestry to the South, southern pines
  • Posted Date: February 24, 2011
  • Modified Date: April 17, 2017
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