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    Author(s): Brett J. Butler; Brenton J. Dickinson; Jaketon H. Hewes; Sarah M. Butler; Kyle Andrejczyk; Marla Markowski-Lindsay
    Date: 2016
    Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-157. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 43 p.
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: Northern Research Station
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    The National Woodland Owner Survey (NWOS) is conducted by the U.S. Forest Service, Forest Inventory and Analysis program to increase the understanding of the attitudes, behaviors, and demographics of private forest and woodland ownerships across the United States. The information is intended to help policy makers, resource managers, educators, service providers, and others interested in the forest and woodland resources of the United States better understand the social context of these lands in order to facilitate more informed opinions and decisions. This report describes the design, implementation, and analysis of data for the NWOS implemented from 2011 through 2013. The NWOS is concerned with three non-overlapping populations of interest: family, corporate, and other private. To simplify the discussion, the focus of this report is on family forest and woodland ownerships, but identical methods were used for the other populations of interest. Results from this research are being published separately. For additional information visit: www.fia.fs.fed.us/nwos. See also dx.doi.org/10.2737/NRS-GTR-157.

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    Butler, Brett J.; Dickinson, Brenton J.; Hewes, Jaketon H.; Butler, Sarah M.; Andrejczyk, Kyle; Markowski-Lindsay, Marla. 2016. USDA Forest Service National Woodland Owner Survey, 2011-2013: design, implementation, and estimation methods. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-157. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 43 p.

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    family forest owners, private forest owners, nonindustrial private forest owners, sampling design, survey, statistical estimation

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