The conservation policy network, 1890-1910

The development and implementation of "practical" forestry

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Abstract

The economic elite theory of American politics offers a better understanding of the development of the U.S. Forest Service, and its precursors, than the more recent state autonomy theory. During the Progressive Era a policy network composed of individuals from the upper class and the corporate community imported European forestry ideas into the United States and transformed them into "practical forestry," an approach emphasizing the profitable harvesting of timber. This policy network used the government forest agencies to establish practical forestry as the dominant discourse on forest management in the U.S. and developed the U.S. Forest Service in ways attuned to the interests of the timber industry.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)269-299
Number of pages31
JournalPolity
Volume31
Issue number2
StatePublished - Dec 1998
Externally publishedYes

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The conservation policy network, 1890-1910 : The development and implementation of "practical" forestry. / Gonzalez, George A.

In: Polity, Vol. 31, No. 2, 12.1998, p. 269-299.

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