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Assess and enhance public trust

Winter, Patricia; Absher, James; Watson, Alan. 2007. Assess and enhance public trust. In: Gonzalez-Caban, Armando; Haynes, Richard W.; McCaffrey, Sarah; Mercer, Evan; Watson, Alan, tech. eds. Fire social science research­selected highlights. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-736. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. p. 5-9.

Trust is a form of social capital, facilitating effective land management, communication and collaboration. Although trust in the Forest Service is at least moderately high for most publics, evidence of a lack of trust and outright distrust has been found in some communities. However, the amount, types, and conditions of trust necessary for effective management to occur remain poorly understood.

Keywords: values, perceptions, suppression, communities, trust, economics, sociology, anthropology, psychology

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Title: RMRS Other Publications: Assess and enhance public trust
Electronic Publish Date: April 30, 2009
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