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Do Forest Protection Agencies Help Start Forest Fires?

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A sociologist, comparing public relations activities among units of a southern forestry commission, identifies three distinctive "work strategies" and describes how they influence public attitude. From this field study, he develops a partial explanation (model) of how a unit's actions and policies influence achievement of long-run management goals. A significant implication of the model is that differences in organizational structure and approaches to community relationships can affect management success--in this case forest fire reduction.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Assistant Professor of Sociology, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Va.

Publication date: October 1, 1972

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  • The Journal of Forestry is the most widely circulated scholarly forestry journal in the world. In print since 1902, the Journal has received several national awards for excellence. The mission of the Journal of Forestry is to advance the profession of forestry by keeping forest management professionals informed about significant developments and ideas in the many facets of forestry: economics, education and communication, entomology and pathology, fire, forest ecology, geospatial technologies, history, international forestry, measurements, policy, recreation, silviculture, social sciences, soils and hydrology, urban and community forestry, utilization and engineering, and wildlife management. The Journal is published bimonthly: January, March, May, July, September, and November.
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