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Stewardship Incentives in Forestry: Participation Factors in Tennessee

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Abstract:

The likely effect of cost-share incentives on participation in Tennessee's Forest Stewardship Program was estimated and contributing factors were identified. Surveys were mailed to 4,000 nonindustrial private forest (NIPF) landowners, and a logit model was developed to examine economic, physical, and behavioral factors which affect the landowner participation decision. Data collected indicates the majority of landowners are concerned with water quality and wildlife habitat in addition to timber enhancements. Model results indicate that attitudes, experience, and knowledge of forestry programs may outweigh monetary incentives (50, 65 and 75% cost share) in the participation decision. South. J. Appl. For. 21(1):5-10.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: The University of Tennessee, Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology, 308 Morgan Hall, Knoxville, TN 37996-4500

Publication date: February 1, 1997

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  • Each regional journal of applied forestry focuses on research, practice, and techniques targeted to foresters and allied professionals in specific regions of the United States and Canada. The Southern Journal of Applied Forestry covers an area from Virginia and Kentucky south to as far west as Oklahoma and east Texas.
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