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Category: Sociopolitical Research

Title: Public perceptions of forest restoration in the southwest: A synthesis of selected surveys and literature

Author: * Abrams, J.B., * Lowe, K.

Subject: ERI - Issues in Forest Restoration, Management

Abstract: The restoration of forest ecosystems is an important, yet sometimes controversial, practice. In recent years numerous studies have explored how the public perceives forest health, restoration, and fire; however, few analyses have summarized and compared results across studies. The purpose of this publication is to identify consistencies in the results of recent studies, assess the publics overall understanding of forest restoration issues, and evaluate areas of continuing controversy. The information presented here is a synthesis of public survey research conducted throughout the country, with a primary focus on research conducted in the Southwest. We integrated a broad spectrum of literature in our evaluation, including peer-reviewed publications, gray literature, and unpublished studies. Each source was selected based on its focus and content area.

Date: 2005

Type: ERI White papers

Source: ERI - Issues in Forest Restoration

Identifier: 19p.

Publisher: Ecological Restoration Institute/NAU

Format: PDF

Language: English