1.5. Introduction: Professional Ethics

A strong sense of professional ethics is critical to your success as a forester and land manager, and to the continued success of the profession of forestry. Forestry in particular requires a strong code of professional ethics, as our actions have consequences for long time periods over large areas of land, impacting current and future generations. To learn more about ethics related to forestry, read the documents available at the following links.

Info on Aldo Leopold's Land Ethic Essay from The Sand County Almanac (1949)


The Society of American Foresters Code of Ethics


Ethics and Professional Forestry Webinar

An excellent seminar from Butch Bailey with Mississippi State University.