Characteristics of Non-Industrial Private Forest Owners Interested in Managing Their Land for Nontimber Forest Products

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Journal of Extension

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Human ecology, Forest ecology, Tree crops, Agroforestry


Non-industrial private forest owners in 16 states were surveyed about their interest in learning about managing their land for nontimber forest products. T-tests of means, Mann-Whitney U-tests, and cross-tabulations identified land tenure, resource management, and socio-demographic characteristics associated with interest in nontimber forest products. Our results indicate that landowners likely to be interested in managing for NTFPs are those who have more formal education, are active forest managers, have greater access to forested land, and prior experience or familiarity with nontimber forest products.

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