Title

Thoreau, Muir, and Jane Doe: Different types of private forest owners need different kinds of forest management

Publication Date

2006

Journal or Book Title

NORTHERN JOURNAL OF APPLIED FORESTRY

Abstract

We present a three-phase segmentation analysis designed to highlight the heterogeneity of forest ownership values and attitudes toward government control, privacy, and environmental protection held by a sample of Massachusetts private forest owners. This case study explores private forest owner characteristics that are associated with enrollment into Massachusetts' Chapter 61 current-use forest property tax program, which requires a professionally prepared lO-year forest management plan. We suggest the key to increasing landowner participation in forest management programs is to (1) recognize this heterogeneity of the target population, and (2) tailor the program to meet segment specific needs and desires.

Volume

23

Issue

1

Pages

27-34

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