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Landowners' Educational Needs and How Foresters Can Respond

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A study of nonindustrial private forest land-owners in Utah and Indiana -- states with different ownership characteristics and numbers -- reveals that direct, simple, flexible educational methods like newsletters and personal assistance are preferred over work-shops and high-tech methods. Landowners with large parcels tend to know more about forestry, but the increasing fragmentation of forestland and the diversity of forest land-owners mean that foresters must fit the message to new and different audiences. Because timber production is not important to many landowners, stewardship programs should address the benefits that people do derive from their land.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Assistant Professor of Silviculture, Forestry Department, Mississippi State University Starkville

Publication date: 1998-08-01

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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.

    2015 Impact Factor: 1.476
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