Ecosystem management and nonindustrial private forest landowners in Washington State, USA

  title={Ecosystem management and nonindustrial private forest landowners in Washington State, USA},
  author={J. Creighton and D. Baumgartner and K. Blatner},
  journal={Small-scale Forest Economics, Management and Policy},
  • J. Creighton, D. Baumgartner, K. Blatner
  • Published 2002
  • Economics
  • Small-scale Forest Economics, Management and Policy
  • Washington’s non-industrial private forest (NIPF) landowners control 1.2 M ha, or nearly 20%, of the forestland in Washington State. Results of a mail survey suggest that educated and informed NIPF landowners are more likely to show interest in ecosystem-based management programs. NIPF respondents in Washington State indicated an appreciation for the temporal vision and landscape perspective crucial to understanding the foundation of ecosystem management. It is concluded that public agencies… CONTINUE READING

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