President's message on the first issue of the Southern Hemisphere Forestry Journal

  • Gerrit Marais President: SAIF


It was certainly with great sadness and nostalgia that the SAIF Council, and I am sure most members, saw the passing of the former Southern African Forestry Journal. This publication stood us in good stead for many years and it carried the thoughts and ideas of a great many pioneers to a forestry industry that has been world class for decades.
Evolution is the way of life and with new times come new demands. This new journal is not a replacement, but the continuation of a tradition and a tool that forms an important part of what we as an institute represent. In this process we will enhance the scientific credibility of the journal, which will provide a sustainable solution for the long-term publishing of the journal, which, in itself, will promote and sustain the objectives of the Institute, i.e. the promotion of the interests of theforestry professional.
On behalf of the Council, I wish to extend my sincerest gratitude to, in the first place, Dennis Owen and Colin Smith for making this possible. I also wish to thank NISC for their patience and understanding and a great salute to our members that have supported this initiative and will continue to do so for many decades to come.

Southern Hemisphere Forestry Journal 2007, 69(1): v

Journal Identifiers

eISSN: 2070-2639
print ISSN: 2070-2620