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Modeling landowner behavior regarding forest certificationAuthor(s): David C. Mercker; Donald G. Hodges
Source: In: Jacobs, Douglass F.; Michler, Charles H., eds. 2008. Proceedings, 16th Central Hardwood Forest Conference; 2008 April 8-9; West Lafayette, IN. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-24. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 290-296.
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DescriptionNonindustrial private forest owners in western Tennessee were surveyed to assess their awareness, acceptance, and perceived benefits of forest certification. More than 80 percent of the landowners indicated a willingness to consider certification for their lands. A model was created to explain landowner behavior regarding their willingness to consider certification. Landowners who would consider certifying their forest would do so to satisfy both their monetary and non-monetary utility. They felt very strongly that certification would improve forest management and that it would reduce the need for regulation. They also were more likely to consider certification if they had previously received advice about forestry.
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CitationMercker, David C.; Hodges, Donald G. 2008. Modeling landowner behavior regarding forest certification. In: Jacobs, Douglass F.; Michler, Charles H., eds. 2008. Proceedings, 16th Central Hardwood Forest Conference; 2008 April 8-9; West Lafayette, IN. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-24. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 290-296.
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