Conservation, Exploitation, and Cultural Change in the Indian Forest Service, 1875–1927

  title={Conservation, Exploitation, and Cultural Change in the Indian Forest Service, 1875–1927},
  author={Benjamin Weil},
  journal={Environmental History},
  pages={319 - 343}
  • B. Weil
  • Published 1 April 2006
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental History
Although the Indian Forest Service was founded on conservationist principles, by the twentieth century it had become almost exclusively devoted to profitable exploitation of the forests it managed. Quantitative content analysis of the service’s primary voice, The Indian Forester, correlates the transition from conservation to extraction to shifts from the dominance of generalists to that of bureaucratic specialists, and from ad-hoc holism to reductionism. Growing emphasis on reductionist… 
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