Indian Forest Administration

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1935
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Marshall, Robert
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The primary objective of Indian forest administration is to keep the forest lands on the Indian reservations perpetually productive. Consequently it is the purpose of the Indian Forest Service never to permit any cutting on which ample provision is not made for a new stand o£ timber at least as heavy as the old one which was harvested. It is definitely against the policy of the Indian Forest Service to permit any further clear cuttings on large contiguous areas. Even though forest devastation would in many cases yield the Indians a higher immediate return, it is always so disastrous to the permanent welfare of both the Indians and the general public, that there are no instances where this higher return will not have to be foregone in order to maintain the forest land in a productive condition.

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