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Relationships to place in wildland resources management: Developing an effective research approach

Posted date: October 02, 2008
Publication Year: 
2007
Authors: Christensen, Neal; Watson, Alan E.; Burchfield, James
Publication Series: 
Proceedings (P)
Source: In: Watson, Alan; Sproull, Janet; Dean, Liese, comps. Science and stewardship to protect and sustain wilderness values: Eighth World Wilderness Congress symposium; September 30-October 6, 2005; Anchorage, AK. Proceedings RMRS-P-49. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 470-478
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Abstract

This paper describes an approach to understanding human relationships with public lands and considering those relationships in the decision making process. This understanding is based on segmentation analysis to identify groups of local residents that have similar relationships to place (RTP) with a public wildland. The research described in this paper uses a mix of quantitative and qualitative methods to describe local relationships to place and the salience of management issues to people living in proximity to public wildlands.

Citation

Christensen, Neal; Watson, Alan; Burchfield, James 2007. Relationships to place in wildland resources management: Developing an effective research approach. In: Watson, Alan; Sproull, Janet; Dean, Liese, comps. Science and stewardship to protect and sustain wilderness values: Eighth World Wilderness Congress symposium; September 30-October 6, 2005; Anchorage, AK. Proceedings RMRS-P-49. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 470-478