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An overview of African Americans' historical, religious, and spiritual ties to forestsAuthor(s): Earl C. Leatherberry
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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DescriptionForests 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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CitationLeatherberry, 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
KeywordsSlavery, forests, religion, spiritual values
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