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    Author(s): Rebecca Rasch; Sarah McCaffrey
    Date: 2019
    Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-400. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 96 p.
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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    Description

    Local land managers are tasked with balancing the needs and preferences of local and national publics. This report provides a snapshot of preferences for local public land management and the demographics of communities within 50 miles of U.S. national forests and grasslands in the Northern Region of the U.S. Forest Service. This information is important for managers because understanding the preferences of different user groups is essential as they seek to manage for multiple uses and balance distinct interests. This information can be used to: (a) inform project and forest planning, (b) craft relevant public engagement opportunities and (c) serve as a baseline for monitoring Forest Service contributions to social sustainability. These data can also help different public land user groups better understand one another and their distinct, sometimes conflicting, preferences. These data may also be useful to various external partners such as local nongovernmental organizations, State and local elected officials and their staffs, and State and other Federal land management officials.

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    Citation

    Rasch, Rebecca; McCaffrey, Sarah. 2019. Local public priorities and preferences for public land management in the Northern Region. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-400. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 96 p.

    Keywords

    forest management preferences, public engagement, forest management priorities, forest planning, social sustainability, social impact analysis, social monitoring

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