Dr. Ragnar Overby, The World BankMs. Agnes Pall, International Division, YMCAMr. C. Anthony Pryor, Center for IntegrativeDevelopmentMr. A. Keith Smiley, Mohonk Consultations on theEarth's EcosystemPastor Charles Fluegel, a former Committee member, deservesspecial thanks for his thoughtful, practical contributions.In addition, two other former members of theCommittee should be recognized for their involvement inthe project: Miss Marion Morey and Mr. Michael Hayes.CODEL is pleased to publish a booklet written by Dr. GusTillman whose environmental training, expertise and overseasexperience make him a unique resource to the developmentcommunity. Dr. Tillman also serves on the CODELCommittee.Special appreciation is reserved for Mr. Philip W. Quiggfor his invaluable editorial and technical expertise.Several persons reviewed the draft manuscript: Dr. JohnM. Kalbermatten, Mr. James H. Patric, Dr. Daniel A. Okun,Mr. R. Paul Chakroff, Ms. Marilyn S. Chakroff and Dr.Patricia Rosenfield. In addition, the book was reviewedby VITA volunteers and AID personnel, among them Ms. MollyKux, AID Office of Forestry, Environment and NaturalResources.Ms. Kux and Mr. Albert Printz, AID Environmental Coordinator,have been a constant source of support for the Environmentand Development Program and especially the publicationseries. We are also appreciative of the continuingsupport of the AID Office of Private and Voluntary Cooperation.We welcome comments from readers of the book; aquestionnaire is enclosed for your convenience. Pleaseshare your reactions with us.