Choosing What to Believe About Forests: Differences Between Professional and Non-Professional Evaluative Criteria

  title={Choosing What to Believe About Forests: Differences Between Professional and Non-Professional Evaluative Criteria},
  author={Roje S. Gootee and Keith A. Blatner and David M. Baumgartner and Matthew S. Carroll and Edward P. Weber},
  journal={Small-scale Forestry},
This study examined the process of information exchange between natural resource management professionals and forest owners to determine whether and how professionals could improve their ability to persuade forest owners to adopt recommended stewardship practices. Using the inductive ‘grounded theory’ method of qualitative research, 109 stakeholders throughout the State of Washington, USA were interviewed and asked to discuss their information sources and preferences. The study findings reveal… CONTINUE READING

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