Editor’s note: the role of the public in resource management. 1999. Roberts, B.A.; Bajzak, D.; Kerr, B. Pages 1-4 in Proceedings of the 42nd Annual General Meeting of the Newfoundland Section of the Canadian Institute of Forestry and Registered Professional Foresters of Newfoundland. Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Atlantic Forestry Centre, Corner Brook, Newfoundland.