Family Forest Owners’ Perceptions of Landowner Assistance Programs in the USA: A Qualitative Exploration of Program Impacts on Behaviour

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Small-scale Forestry, ISSN: 1873-7617, Vol: 15, Issue: 1, Page: 17-28

Publication Year:
2016
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DOI:
10.1007/s11842-015-9304-z
Author(s):
Kyle Andrejczyk, Brett J. Butler, Brenton J. Dickinson, Jaketon H. Hewes, Marla Markowski-Lindsay, David B. Kittredge, Michael A. Kilgore, Stephanie A. Snyder, Paul F. Catanzaro
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Springer Nature
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Agricultural and Biological Sciences
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Using data collected from a series of focus groups, this study examines how landowner assistance programs (which may include management plans, cost-share, technical assistance and advice, and education components) affect family forest owner behaviour in the USA. Not surprisingly, most owners who participated in assistance programs had pre-existing management objectives. Participation in the management plan and cost-share components was found to facilitate the stewardship of private forests by assisting and reinforcing the behaviour of those landowners who already intend to manage their land in some pre-conceived manner. Advice and educational components appeared to do more in terms of introducing owners to new ideas. The mix of components offered as part of a landowner assistance program should consider the goals of the program and which components will be most effective in achieving those goals.

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