The paper describes a human dimensions framework(HDF) for application in wildlife and forest planning. The HDF is delivered via the world wide web and retrieves data on-line from the Social, Economic, Environmental, Leisure, and Attitudes (SEELA) database. The proposed HDF is guided by ten…
Keywords: human dimensions, framework, wildlife, forest planning, World Wide Web
Source: <i>Human Dimensions of Wildlife</i>, Volume 3, Number 4, Winter 1999, pp. 18-43
Watershed analysis is used as a tool to understand the functioning of aquatic and terrestrial ecosystem processes at the landscape scale and to assess opportunities to restore or improve those processes and associated watershed conditions. Assessing those opportunities correctly requires an…
Keywords: Watershed analysis, planning, passive use, cultural use, commercial use, recreation, infrastructure, human dimensions
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-489. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 16 p
By using computer packages designed for qualitative data analysis a researcher can increase trustworthiness (i.e., validity and reliability) of conclusions drawn from qualitative research results. This paper examines trustworthiness issues and therole of computer software (QSR's NUD*IST) in the…
Keywords: Computer-aided, computer-coded, content analysis, human dimensions, text anaysis, textual data
Source: In: Bengston, david N., ed. Applications of computer-aided text analysis in natural resources. General Techical Report. NC-211. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Research Station: 1-6.
Managing public forest collaboratively requires an understanding of differences between and similarities among diverse stakeholder groups. The Minnesota Contextual Content Analysis (MCCA) computer program was used to analyze text obtained from World Wide Web sites expressing the views of seven…
Keywords: Computer-aided, computer-coded, content analysis, human dimensions, text analysis, textual data
Source: In: Bengston, David N., ed. Applications of computer-aided text analysis in natural resources. General Technical report. NC-211. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Research Station: 48-54.
An open-ended, qualitative survey was conducted to identify special places in the Lake Calumet area of northeastern Illinois and northwestern Indiana, and to learn what kinds of experiences and environmental features make these places memorable and important to people.
Keywords: Sense of place, place attachment, environmental planning, human dimensions
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. NC-249. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Research Station. 23 p.
An open-ended, qualitative survey was conducted to identify "special places" within the Black River area of Michigan`s Upper Peninsula, and to learn what kinds of experiences and environmental features led people to have strong feelings for these places.
Keywords: sense of place, place attachment, forest planning, human dimensions
Source: General Technical Report NC-184. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station
Ten contributed papers describe the use of a variety of approaches to computer-aided text analysis and their application to a wide range of research questions related to natural resources and the environment. Taken together, these papers paint a picture of a growing and vital area of research on…
Keywords: computer-aided, computer-coded, content analysis, human dimensions, text analysis, textual data
Source: General Technical Report NC-211. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station
Successful watershed management and changes in water quality conditions are dependent upon changes in human behaviors. Those tasked with managing watersheds and other natural resources often assume that people are not acting to protect or restore their resources because they lack the necessary…
Keywords: human dimensions, community capacity, theory of planned behavior, social capital, risk, institutions, collaboration
Source: Journal of Contemporary Water Research & Education. 154: 85-105.
This paper provides a framework and guidelines for identifying and organizing human dimension information for use in forest planning. It synthesizes concepts from a variety of social science disciplines and connects them with measurable indicators for use in analysis and reporting. Suggestions of…
Keywords: Forest planning, human dimensions, social indicators
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-65. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 83 p.
Examination of natural resources often leaves out one important component-the human element. To enable resource managers and researchers to exchange information and ideas about the human dimensions of natural resources, the second Symposium on Social Aspects and Recreation Research was held…
Keywords: conflict, conflict resolution, ecosystem management, human dimensions, land ethics, multicultural groups
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep PSW-GTR-156. Albany, CA: Pacific Southwest Research Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture: 186 p