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A History of the Uganda Forest Department 1951–1965

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This volume, compiled by two former members of Uganda’s forestry department, provides both a historical record and a bank of authoritative experience for those involved in forestry and land management today. Many of the situations the authors describe are still faced by today’s foresters, and valuable lessons can be learned from the experiences of the l950s and early 1960s. For example the shortage of saw-timber is accelerating and ways of meeting this deficit are still being considered. Encroachment and the costly demarcation of boundaries are a continuing headache. The preparation of management plans, the training of staff and the advantages and problems of devolution of management responsibilities to local governments remain of central importance. Those involved with similar concerns in other tropical countries will also find this book invaluable.

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Preface

This is the third and much belated instalment of the history of the Uganda Forest Department. The reason for the resumption in 1998, after so long a gap, was the centenary of the Department in that year; after consultation George Webster offered to bring the account forward to 1965, the year when he retired from the service. This offer was accepted by the Commissioner of Forests, Uganda.

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