The Exurbanization of America's Forests: Research in Rural Social Science
Exurbanization, or the migration of urban residents to rural environments, has increased greatly over the past two decades, often motivated by perceptions of an improved quality of life in rural locations. The effects of sudden population changes on forestry can be significant, affecting local forest-based economies and social structures, attitudes about forest management practices, and ultimately forest policies. Research in the rural social sciences is helping elucidate the effects of this phenomenon and provide guidance for future research.
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Document Type: Journal Article
Affiliations: Professor, Department of Rural Sociology, Pennsylvania State University, University Park
Publication date: 2000-03-01
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