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Public attitudes toward programs designed to enhance forest related benefits on private lands

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Dennis, Donald F.; Twery, Mark J.; Rechlin, Michael A.; Hansen, Bruce

Year Published

2003

Publication

In: Schuster, Rudy, comp., ed. Proceedings of the 2002 Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium. Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-302. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Research Station. 163-164

Abstract

Public agencies may at times provide education, technical help, tax incentives, or other forms of aid to private landowners to help them enhance their land in ways that benefit the public. Since public funds are used to pay these expenses, it is important that program goals be correlated with underlying public values and concerns. We used a conjoint ranking survey to assess public preferences and acceptable tradeoffs with respect to programs that enhance timber quality and growth, promote public recreational opportunities, improve wildlife habitats, and the costs associated with these programs. The survey included personal interviews in which participants were asked to complete a series of demographic and attitudinal questions. Results will provide insight into public views on landowner and societal rights and responsibilities regarding private lands and relative values regarding forest based benefits on private lands.

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Dennis, Donald F.; Twery, Mark J.; Rechlin, Michael A.; Hansen, Bruce. 2003. Public attitudes toward programs designed to enhance forest related benefits on private lands. In: Schuster, Rudy, comp., ed. Proceedings of the 2002 Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium. Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-302. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Research Station. 163-164

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