- Bowen, A. Temple
University of Maine Graduate School
The use of forest land for timber production is commonly accepted by many as the primary function of commercial forest land. In recent years, however, a general trend has developed which clearly indicates a changing attitude toward the utilization of forested lands. This trend has placed many foresters, land managers and landowners in the delicate position of producing the necessary raw materials for their industry as well as satisfying the increased demands of a recreation hungry public. Most of the difficulties arise, not over the real conflicts involved, but rather from the unwillingness of some factions to maintain flexible policies and from the lack of education in the resource management fie1d. on the part of others. Here in the northeast the two phases of "multiple-use" most commonly mentioned as competitive entities are timber management and forest recreation.