Changing landowners, changing ecosystem? Land-ownership motivations as drivers of land management practices.

  title={Changing landowners, changing ecosystem? Land-ownership motivations as drivers of land management practices.},
  author={Michael G Sorice and Urs P. Kreuter and Bradford Paul Wilcox and William E. Fox},
  journal={Journal of environmental management},
Motivations for owning rural land are shifting from an agricultural-production orientation to a preference for natural and cultural amenities. Resultant changes in land management have significant implications for the type and distribution of landscape-level disturbances that affect the delivery of ecosystem services. We examined the relationship between motivations for owning land and the implementation of conservation land management practices by landowners in the Southern Great Plains of the… CONTINUE READING
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