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Values, Ethics, and Attitudes Toward National Forest Management: An Empirical StudyAuthor(s): Robert Manning; William Valliere; Ben Minteer
Source: Society and Natural Resources 12(5): 421-436
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Station: North Central Research Station
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DescriptionThis study measures environmental values and ethics and explores their relationships to attitudes toward national forest management. The principal research methods were literature review and a survey of Vermont residents concerning management of the Green Mountain National Forest. Descriptive findings suggest respondents (1) favor nonmaterial values of national forests, (2) subscribe to a diversity of environmental ethics, including anthropocentric and bio-/ecocentric, and (3) support emerging concepts of ecosystem management. Environmental values and ethics explain approximately 60% of the variation in attitudes toward national forest management.
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CitationManning, Robert; Valliere, William; Minteer, Ben. 1999. Values, Ethics, and Attitudes Toward National Forest Management: An Empirical Study. Society and Natural Resources 12(5): 421-436
Keywordsenvironmental ethics, environmental values, national forests
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