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Evaluating the Effectiveness of the Forest Stewardship Program in West Virginia

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Abstract:

A mail survey was conducted of West Virginia forestland owners who had a written forest stewardship plan on file for a minimum of five years. Along with sociodemographic information for each respondent, the survey requested information on the types of forest management activities prescribed by the plan and any forest management activities implemented since the plan was filed. Respondents were also asked to describe their levels of satisfaction or dissatisfaction with various aspects of the forest stewardship planning process.

Keywords: environmental management; forest; forest management; forest resources; forest stewardship plan; forestry; forestry research; forestry science; natural resource management; natural resources; nonindustrial private forestland

Document Type: Miscellaneous

Affiliations: 1: Associate Professor Department of Forest Management, University of Maine, 5755 Nutting Hall, Room 201, Orono, ME, 04469-5755, andy_egan@umenfa.maine.edu 2: Wildlife Manager West Virginia Division of Natural Resources, Marlinton 3: Assistant State Forester Forest Management and Stewardship, West Virginia Division of Forestry, Charleston

Publication date: 2001-03-01

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