Posted: Thu Mar 17, 2016 7:37 am
by DonCBragg
Joe--Sorry for the slow response; I've not been good about keeping up with the NTS BBS in recent months. I am still the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Forestry, and we have had a few occasions to put in a plug for the NTS and the sine method during my tenure (including a short article I wrote several years ago now). SAF made a strategic decision years ago to parse out the various elements of its communication program differently in its journals/newsletters, so the Journal of Forestry became more of a scientific/technical research outlet, with some effort to be more practical/management focused, with the hard-core science in Forest Science (which now includes the regional journals of applied forestry). Most of the articles you are referring to now appear in the monthly Forestry Source newspaper or weekly e-Forester email update. We do have a place for some of the more practical aspects of forestry still in the Journal of Forestry, though, through our Practice of Forestry, Field Notes, Exploring the Roots, Picture the Past, and commentary/discussion article types, although we don't get nearly the number of submissions to those as we need...I'm not sure where people think these kinds of articles come from--if they are not sent in to us by contributing foresters and others, we don't have a staff of people generating them on our own!

Sorry I don't have a better answer for how SAF does not meet the needs of small private consultants...I know they have staff working on that, but if people take themselves out of the mix, it is hard to imagine their having representation in SAF...