Fire and Water: Scientific Heresy in the Forest Service
written by Dr. Ashley Schiff
Fire and Water combines perceptive discussion of United States Forest Service procedures with analysis of fundamental problems in the relationship of research to administration. The author shows that the Forest Service has, in the past, been slow to test new ideas and to put the results of research into practice. Analyzing two major instances where progress has lagged—the use of controlled burning and of forests in flood prevention—he correlates these failures with simultaneous research and action-program administration, and argues for separation of functions. His book has basic relevance in science and in public administration. – Harvard University Press
The book can be purchased through here.
Click the links below to read archival documents about the Preserve
Newspaper Article Transcripts
Prof Schiff College Master Dies – The Statesman, 3 Oct. 1969
Natural Sanctuary to Honor Dr Schiff – Stony Brook Review, Oct. 1969
Newsday Article – Udall to Dedicate Woodland to Prof – Newsday, 2 Jan. 1970
In Tribute to Ashley Schif by John Toll 1969 – Stony Brook University, 1969
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