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    Author(s): Earl C. Leatherberry
    Date: 2000
    Source: In: Proceedings of the Society of American Foresters 1999 national convention; 1999 September 11-15; Portland, OR. SAF Publication 00-1. Bethesda, MD: Society of American Foresters: 452-457. 2000
    Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
    Station: North Central Research Station
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    Forests have played a significant role in the development of American culture values. Research has consistently demonstrated that a wide range of benefits accrues to people from contact with natural environments such as forest. Governmnetal agencies provide access to forest and support various forestry programs. It is generally known that African Americans are underrepresented in forestry and forest-related activities. However, African Americans have historical ties to forest that are not well understood by natural resources professionals.

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    Leatherberry, Earl C. 2000. An overview of African Americans'' historical, religious, and spiritual ties to forests. In: Proceedings of the Society of American Foresters 1999 national convention; 1999 September 11-15; Portland, OR. SAF Publication 00-1. Bethesda, MD: Society of American Foresters: 452-457. 2000

    Keywords

    Slavery, forests, religion, spiritual values

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