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Background Documents

Available for download here are background documents about the Sustaining Family Forests Initiative, including the original project proposal and meeting reports. In addition, a literature review on Family Forest Owners is available as well as a document about motivating conservation and stewardship behaviors. You may also download our TELE brochure.

Background Documents for download:

Research Reports

The Sustaining Family Forests Initiative has issued a number of research reports, which convey early results of an ongoing effort to better understand the demography, attitudes, behaviors, and intentions of American family forest owners.

The first, Family Forest Owners: Insights into Land-Related Stewardship, Values, and Intentions is based on findings from landowner focus groups conducted in five regions of the US.

Family Forest Owners: An In-depth Profile, used data from the USDA Forest Service’s National Woodland Owner Survey to better understand family forest owners and, in turn, how a successful social marketing campaign might be implemented.

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