Keep FOCUS and Steve Wilent as editor sign now

We the undersigned wish to congratulate Steve Wilent for doing an excellent job on the FOCUS section of the Journal of Forestry (JOF). This insert to the JOF has provided foresters with readable, "down to earth" notes and articles. Some of these articles have been thought provoking and have been the source of engaging conversations. However, it has come to our attention that the JOF staff in Washington has decided to end the publication of the FOCUS section. We feel this is a mistake and that SAF would do well to retain this means of communication. We therefore request that SAF continue to support the FOCUS section and to keep Steve Wilent as its editor. One reason we feel the FOCUS section has been popular is the editor is outside of the Washington beltway and is closer to some of us in the field. Please show your support for Steve Wilent's fine work and keep FOCUS as a JOF publication. In addition to signing this petition, send your comments about Focus to Bill Banzhaf (banzhafb@safnet.org) Editor-in-Chief Rebecca Staebler (staebler@safnet.org).

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  • 20 December 201044. Richard
    Please keep the FOCUS and our options open. The idea of tossing out vibrant information sources is worrisome, to me.
  • 18 December 201043. Lee
    FOCUS contains practical information not found in the rest of the Journal of Forestry. Limit Editor Wilent to 4 pages, but do not throw out the section.
  • 18 December 201042. Shawn
    While I understand the need for cost savings. I must agree that the FOCUS section in the JOF has become an important and usefull tool to the members, and would be underused on the website.
  • 16 December 201041. Ken
    FOCUS is one of few things I almost always read in the Journal.
  • 13 December 201040. Lara
  • 13 December 201039. Jerry
    The Focus section is what most
  • 13 December 201038. Mike
    Please, keep the FOCUS section of the JOF! As a field forester I find it the most useful and interesting part of the journal, and it's the section I read first.
  • 13 December 201037. Lawrence
  • 13 December 201036. don
    Of the changes that I hear rumors of, this is the least desirable change. Please retain Steve Wilent and the FOCUS.
  • 12 December 201035. David
    As a field forester, Focus has done more for me than any other section of the
  • 12 December 201034. Don
  • 12 December 201033. Kent
    Keep the FOCUS section!
  • 12 December 201032. Shannon
    This is one of the best aspects of the Journal! If you want to do away with anything, do away with the extra paper/newsletter we get!!
  • 12 December 201031. Jennifer
    Please keep the FOCUS section of the JoF. It is a valuable source of information for field foresters and others looking for hands-on, practical information.
  • 12 December 201030. Gyde
    One of the more useful sections of the Journal for foresters who are still fortunate enough to work in the woods.
  • 12 December 201029. Kris
    One of the pats of JOF that I enjoy most. I hope you will reconsider its demise...
  • 12 December 201028. Jason
    Please keep the FOCUS section! It has some of the most practical and useful information in the Journal, and it's one of the first places I flip to when the new issue arrives.
  • 12 December 201027. Dick
    I have found this section helpful.
  • 12 December 201026. Stephen
    I urge the Journal to retain the FOCUS section.
  • 12 December 201025. Dan
  • 12 December 201024. Tom
    Focus is a very helpful tool for the average forester - and should not be dropped. If the situation is that drastic, drop the Journal and incorporate the Focus material into the Forestry Source, and cover the research/science Journal artcles in the region
  • 12 December 201023. Kent
    This is a ligitimate vote. There are no dimples or hanging chads.
  • 12 December 201022. Robyn
    I greatly enjoy and use the FOCUS section - It's a quick read and a way to catch up on new results quickly. Please keep it - it's the part of the JOF that I read first - then I set the rest of the issue aside for later reading.
  • 11 December 201021. Carl
    There is a need for a diversity of opinion. It needs to include forestry and environment related ideas, concepts, opinions from both professionals inside and outside the broad field of forestry/park/wildlife and environmenal management. There will alway
  • 10 December 201020. Scott
    Please keep the FOCUS section of
  • 10 December 201019. Ronald
    The best part of the Journal that I read first and look forward to. Excellent Technology Transfer for us Certified Foresters. Continue this section and Steve Wilent's good work.
  • 10 December 201018. Tom
    Please keep the FOCUS. This section is one of the very few services provided by SAF that a field forester can readily use.

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