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Assess and enhance public trust

Posted date: April 30, 2009
Publication Year: 
2007
Authors: Winter, Patricia; Absher, James; Watson, Alan E.
Publication Series: 
Miscellaneous Publication
Source: In: Gonzalez-Caban, Armando; Haynes, Richard W.; McCaffrey, Sarah; Mercer, Evan; Watson, Alan, tech. eds. Fire social science research-selected highlights. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-736. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. p. 5-9.
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Abstract

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.

Citation

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 research-selected highlights. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-736. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. p. 5-9.