In 1991, the National Association of Professional Forestry Schools and Colleges (NAPFSC) and the Society of American Foresters (SAF) co-hosted a three-day Forest Resources Education Symposium, entitled "Forest Resources Management in the 21st Century: Will Forestry Education Meet the Challenge?" The objectives of the national symposium were to present major forces shaping the country's management of forest resources, and then to discuss the adequacy of educational criteria in preparing tomorrow's resource managers to excel under an expanding array of consumer and employer demands. As an outcome, the discussants developed a summary of specific challenges and solutions within five issue areas: The Future of Forestry, Future Educational Needs, Defining Appropriate Curricula, Student Characteristics, and Faculty Characteristics. Many existing problems were identified as a result of that process, as well as potentially useful strategies for corrective action.
Sample, V. A.; Giltmier, J.; and Ringgold, P.
"Incorporating sustainable forestry into standards for professional forestry education,"
Natural Resources and Environmental Issues:
Vol. 7, Article 69.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.usu.edu/nrei/vol7/iss1/69