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.



Statistical Tables and Postscript: 1966-2003

Most of the following tables have been taken from the Uganda Forest Department Annual Report for 1964/65 which was compiled and published late, due to various difficulties (some tables still had notes of missing data from local government forest services), together with the reports for the following three years. The numbering of the tables (not in a continuously numbered sequence) may appear eccentric, but this follows a standard numbering developed over the years from that recommended by the Empire Forestry Conference, 1920, for use by all member countries in their annual forestry reports, and followed compliantly by Uganda. This facilitates not only comparison with annual reports for previous individual years, but also inter-country comparisons.


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