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Social acceptability of alternatives to clearcutting: discussion and literature review with emphasis on southeast Alaska.Author(s): Debra L. Clausen; Robert F. Schroeder
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-594. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 37
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Station: Pacific Northwest Research Station
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DescriptionChanging social contexts have necessitated a new approach to forest management. Growing dissatisfaction with clearcutting has made the USDA Forest Service the focus of criticism by various public interest groups.We discuss and provide a comprehensive annotated list of published and unpublished references on the subject of socially acceptable alternatives to clearcutting, with emphasis on southeast Alaska. The literature reveals that social acceptability is a complex synthesis of multiple opinions, values, and attitudes, and indicates that both qualitative and quantitative social science research are required to identify socially acceptable alternatives to clearcutting in southeast Alaska.
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CitationClausen, Debra L.; Schroeder, Robert F., comps. 2004. Social acceptability of alternatives to clearcutting: discussion and literature review with emphasis on southeast Alaska. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-594. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 37
KeywordsAcceptability, Alaska, alternatives to clearcutting, clearcutting, forest management, Forest Service, forest values, public attitudes, social acceptability, social values, southeast Alaska, Tongass National Forest, values
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