Journal of Forestry Special Issues


Proceedings of the 2015 National Silviculture Workshop

Vol. 115, No. 3 (May 2017)

Tribal Forest Management: Innovations for Sustainable Forest Management

Vol. 115, No 5. (September 2017)


BMP Effectiveness

Vol. 114, No 1. (January 2016)

Wilderness Science and Its Role in Wilderness Stewardship

 Vol. 114, No. 3 (May 2016)
This special issue provides a deep dive into the implications of changing societal connections to wilderness stewardship and its relationship to science. The lead authors of the articles in this issue were selected because they are highly respected among foresters and federal land managers in the various natural resource agencies who manage wilderness areas across the Nation.


The Berkeley Summit—Looking to the Future for Forestry Education Berkeley

Vol. 113, No 6. (November 2015)


Proceedings of the 2013 National Silviculture Workshop

Vol. 112, No 5. (September 2014)
The NSW is the premier workshop for field silviculturists and research foresters in the USDA Forest Service. Held biennially, participants and presenters include silviculturists from the National Forest System (NFS), Research and Development (R&D), and from other parts of the agency. In recent years, it has expanded to include colleagues in academia engaged in silvicultural research on federal lands.

Rehabilitation Silviculture

Vol. 112, No. 3 (May 2014)


Managing Forests because Carbon Matters: Integrating Energy, Products, and Land Management Policy

Vol. 109, No. 7S (Supplement to October/November 2011)
Forest Management Solutions for Mitigating Climate Change in the United States (Malmsheimer et al. 2008), by the Climate Change and Carbon Sequestration Task Force of the Society of American Foresters (SAF), evaluated the implications of global climate change for forests and addressed the role of forestry and forests in mitigating climate change.

Teaching and Learning in Natural Resources

Vol. 109, No. 7 (October/November 2011)
Pedagogical approaches are rapidly changing in higher education and elsewhere, and these changes are reflected in the ways we approach teaching and learning in natural resources. This section presents five articles drawn from the proceedings of the 8th Biennial Conference on University Education in Natural Resources, held at Virginia Tech in April of 2010.


Forest Management Solutions for Mitigating Climate Change in the United States

Vol. 106, No. 3 (April/May 2008)
Unique among all possible options for mitigating climate change, forests and forestry can both prevent and reduce emissions of greenhouse gases and simultaneously provide essential environmental, social, and economic benefits-from clean water and wildlife habitat to outdoor recreation and forest products.


Urban Forestry

Vol. 103, No. 8 (December 2005)
Urban areas are having an ever increasing impact on local, regional, and global environments. In the United States, these areas continue to extend outward, altering or displacing forests, agricultural fields, and other valued open spaces. This process of urbanization is likely to be one of the greatest influences on forests in the 21st century.

Reference Ecosystems

Vol. 103, No. 7 (October/November 2005)
Effective forest research depends greatly on our ability to assess whether management activities produce reliable results. Where there is no benchmark against which to compare treatment, how do we know when our objective has been reached? This special issue includes six papers from the technical session presented at the 2003 SAF National Convention in Buffalo, New York. 

Forest Inventory and Analysis

Vol. 103, No. 6 (September 2005)
The Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) program of the USDA Forest Service conducts comprehensive forest inventories of the United States to estimate the area of forestland; the volume, growth, and removal of forest resources; and the health and condition of the resources. This special issue includes five articles on the use of FIA data and concludes with a discussion of the Enhanced FIA program and areas where investigations are continuing. 

USDA Forest Service Centennial

Editor: Char Miller
Vol. 103, No. 5 (July/August 2005)
Historian Char Miller presents a collection of 11 articles detailing the cultural, intellectual, and political landscape in which the Forest Service was created, as well as its legacy as it enters its second century.