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Predicting Nonindustrial Private Forest Landowners' Choices of a Forester for Harvesting and Tree Planting Assistance in Alabama

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Nonindustrial private forest (NIPF) landowners often seek technical assistance from public, consulting, and industry foresters. This study uses a multinomial logit model to investigate factors influencing landowners' choices of a specific type of forester for harvesting and tree planting assistance. Income and preparation of management plan are significant predictors in both cases. In addition, species composition is a significant factor in the choice for harvesting assistance, and size of ownership and time spent in forest management are significant factors in the choice for tree planting assistance. The results may be useful to assist foresters in developing their marketing strategy. Policy implications for the design and delivery of technical assistance are discussed. South. J. Appl. For. 25(3):101–107.

Keywords: NIPF; environmental management; forest; forest management; forest resources; forestry; forestry research; forestry science; multinomial logit model; natural resource management; natural resources; technical assistance

Document Type: Miscellaneous

Affiliations: School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences, Auburn University, AL, 36849-5418

Publication date: August 1, 2001

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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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