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Empowering Private Forest Landowners: Lessons from Pennsylvania, Alabama, and Oregon

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Abstract:

This overview and the accompanying case studies (Finley and Jacobson, Glover and Jones, and Reed) showcase three models for encouraging forest stewardship through informal education. All three cases are rooted in a fundamental premise that knowledge leads to better forestry decisions by landowners. Each case characterizes and emphasizes the importance of partnerships and shared domains, generating leveraged resources and enhanced impact. Through forestry extension and the multiple partnerships involved with educating private forest landowners, we can achieve greater sustainability on the nation's 278 million acres of private forests.

Keywords: education; environmental management; forest; forest management; forest resources; forestry; forestry extension; forestry research; forestry science; natural resource management; natural resources; nonindustrial private forestland; private forest landowners

Document Type: Miscellaneous

Affiliations: 1: Director Alabama Cooperative Extension System, Auburn University, 109 Duncan Hall, AL, 36849, sjones@acesag.auburn.edu 2: Extension Specialist School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences, Auburn University, 109 Duncan Hall, Alabama, AL, 36849 3: Associate Professor and Assistant Director School of Forest Resources, Pennsylvania State University, University Park 4: Assistant Professor School of Forest Resources, Pennsylvania State University, University Park 5: Associate Dean and Extension Program Leader Oregon State University, Corvallis

Publication date: March 1, 2001

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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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