Characteristics of Non-Industrial Private Forest Owners Interested in Managing Their Land for Nontimber Forest Products
Funding was provided through Project 2009-55618-05064 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Institute for Food and Agriculture.
Journal of Extension
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.
McLain, R.J. and E.T. Jones. 2013. Characteristics of non-industrial private forest owners interested in managing their land for nontimber forest products. Journal of Extension. 51 (5): Article #5RIB6