During the years between 1960 and 1980, forest management faced many challenges. These challenges involved road conditions, reforestation, budget, silvicultural prescriptions, environmental concerns, and harvest activities. The 1970's brought increased funding with resulting increases in numbers of forestry personnel. These increases led to a higher intensity of forest management with more successful tree planting, thinning, and site preparation, smaller sales with more precise prescriptions, and advanced/comprehensive inventory system, erosion control, and more intense sale administration. Other advances during this period were an increase in fire management activities, improved forest protection including control of the spruce budworm buildup and greatly improved detection and disease control action plans (prescriptions), greatly accelerated forest development (including brush control), changing stand compositions to control disease, and tree improvement projects for increased growth, disease resistance, and improved form and word quality.