Ames Forester: Volume 40, Issue 1
GRAZING of domesticated animals on native forage plants is probably one of the oldest activities of civilized man. Since long before the dawn of history domesticated animals have been grazed under more or less close herding on plants that grew naturally without man's care. The nomadic tribes as well as the settled peoples throughout history have kept livestock, most of which received their feed from native plants.
FROM within our sheltering walls and fast-moving vehicles our American world seems far removed from the wilderness. The wilderness we have "conquered" and from its raw materials have built a civilization in which we have protected ourselves from hardships and freed ourselves to a great extent from many of our natural limitations.
IT WILL be recalled that, in algebra, subtraction is merely a special aspect of addition, that multiplication cannot be considered apart from division, and that multiplication itself is merely a rapid kind of addition. In other words, all of these operations are phases of a larger field-the relationships of numbers.
Waste not want not! The wisdom of that advice has never been doubted. Until recent years, however, the necessity of following it has not been fully appreciated in America. It is today becoming more and more evident to the people of this country that if we are to remain nationally strong and economically stable, the conservation, preservation and development of our natural resources must become a matter of national concern and united effort-for these natural resources form the only solid foundation for national wealth. This is particularly true of resources that are self-renewing and capable of continuous production.
The Forest Industries Council was formed some 10 years ago to bring together the major forest industry associations for the purpose of promoting industrial forest management' and acting on forest policy matters affecting all the wood using industries. The Council is composed of representatives of the American Paper and Pulp Association, American Pulpwood Association and the National Lumber Manufacturers Association with its 16 affiliate groups across the country.