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Landowner values, water quality, and recreation in the Lake Champlain BasinAuthor(s): Walter F. Kuentzel; Donald F. Dennis
Source: In: Vogelsong, Hans G., comp, ed. Proceedings of the 1997 Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium; 1997 April 6 - 9; Bolton Landing, NY. Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-241. Radnor, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 155-162.
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Station: Northeastern Research Station
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DescriptionThis study describes landowner values about water quality among resident landowners in the LaPlatte River watershed, tests whether suburbanization is producing a new mix of social values, analyzes the relationship between values and behaviors, and explores the link between recreation and water quality advocacy. Results showed that residents hold pro-environmental values, although the region is not a stronghold of environmentalism. There was a clear "flatlander" effect, with newcomers holding more pro-environmental values than long term residents. Long term residents used their land more intensively than newcomers. There was a weak relationship between values and land use behaviors, although long-term residents showed more consistency between values and behaviors. Finally, recreational preference was not related to one's values about clean water.
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CitationKuentzel, Walter F.; Dennis, Donald F. 1998. Landowner values, water quality, and recreation in the Lake Champlain Basin. In: Vogelsong, Hans G., comp, ed. Proceedings of the 1997 Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium; 1997 April 6 - 9; Bolton Landing, NY. Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-241. Radnor, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 155-162.
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