African-American Forestland Owners in Alabama's Black Belt
A survey in Alabama's Black Belt counties reveals that, like other nonindustrial private forest (NIPF) owners in the region, African-American forestland owners have diverse ownership objectives and occupations and represent the relatively financially well-off and better educated group in their communities. However, they have lower household incomes, hold their properties longer, and manage forestland less intensively than NIPF owners in general. The constraints they faced indicate a strong need to engage them in the stewardship of their forest resources, but such an effort calls for different landowner assistance programs and approaches.
Keywords: environmental management; forest; forest management; forest resources; forestry; forestry research; forestry science; minority forestland owners; natural resource management; natural resources; nonindustrial private forests
Document Type: Miscellaneous
Affiliations: 1: Associate Professor Department of Forest Science, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, 77843-2135, email@example.com 2: Director Cooperative Agricultural Research Program, Tennessee State University, Nashville, 3: Farm Management Specialist Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, Alabama,
Publication date: 2003-04-01
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