What is new about new forest owners? A typology of private forest ownership in Austria
Authors: Hogl, Karl; Pregernig, Michael; Weiss, Gerhard
Source: Small-scale Forestry, Volume 4, Number 3, September 2005 , pp. 325-342(18)
Abstract:With structural changes in agriculture, new types of forest owners have become increasingly important. This article develops an empirically-based typology of forest owners in Austria. Based on a representative survey and by means of cluster analysis, seven types of forest owners are identified. These types form a sequence, ranging from forest owners with a strong agricultural background to forest owners with no agricultural background at all. The latter exhibit markedly different behaviour in various respects, e.g. in their interest in forest-related information. The increasing number of ‘new’ forest owners raises important questions for forest policy, especially how policy instruments can reach these owners and how extension services can address them.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: September 2005