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Alabama forest owner's guide to information resources: help for the small landowner




Sandy, John H.


This publication aims to help forest owners understand and use information resources. Initially, this publication describes the kind and scope of available information, the organization of information, and the tools for finding information. Emphasis is put on the processes commonly used in searching for information. A second part of this work explains how and where to get source documents, such as reports, articles, and books, which contain valuable information. A final section identifies forestry and forestry-related publications and other resources which are useful for managing a woodlot or small forest. Some of the books are intended for reading by professionals in natural resources; however, all contain material suitable for laymen. It is hoped that, with knowledge gained, owners will have added confidence as they work with consultants and other professionals in forestry and the forest industry.