ance in multiple use management and sustainability in resource production abjectly failed in its goals. (See figure 8 for graphic contrasts among the actual funding levels for selected management activities for FYS 1955-61. See figures 9 and 10 to compare. Forest Service budget requests, Agriculture Department allowances, Budget Bureau allowances, and congressional appropriations for those same years for timber and recreation.)
The funding process is a window into the world of state sponsored resource development. The central reality of that world, as shown here, is that the federal government willingly funds, even subsidizes, activities that generate
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Publication information: Book title: A Conspiracy of Optimism:Management of the National Forests since World War Two. Contributors: Paul W. Hirt - Author. Publisher: University of Nebraska Press. Place of publication: Lincoln, NE. Publication year: 1994. Page number: 213.
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