“Boutique” Forestry: New Forest Practices in Urbanizing Landscapes
Abstract:The owners of small forests are potential clients for professional forestry services and important constituents who can affect the future of forests and forestry. Unfortunately, many owners of small forests are wary of foresters and many foresters are cautious about practicing forestry on small forests. Nonetheless, we find encouraging evidence that a growing number of forestry professionals are forging positive and profitable relationships with these landowners. Interviews with private forestry consultants, forestry organization leaders, and public foresters, as well as with the landowners themselves, reveal opportunities and constraints for working successfully with this new clientele. Among the findings: Boutique forest owners are willing to conduct forest management activities to improve their properties.
Keywords: environmental management; forest; forest management; forest resources; forestry; forestry research; forestry science; natural resource management; natural resources; nonindustrial private forestland; private forest landowners
Document Type: Regular Article
Affiliations: 1: Professor of Forestry College of Natural Resources Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University 304 Cheatham Hall Blacksburg VA 24061-0324, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 2: Visiting Assistant Professor College of Natural Resources Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University 304 Cheatham Hall Blacksburg VA 24061-0324 3: Julian N. Cheatham Professor of Forestry College of Natural Resources Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University 304 Cheatham Hall Blacksburg VA 24061-0324
Publication date: January 1, 2004
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