2023 journal article

Educational Needs of North Carolina Non-industrial Private Forest Landowners and Barriers to Meeting These Needs


By: R. Bardon n, K. Peters n, R. Parajuli n & K. Jayaratne n

Source: Web Of Science
Added: July 3, 2023

Forest landowners are an important target audience for many state Extension programs. Acknowledging the differences and associations between landownership values, characteristics, and educational preferences of forest landowners should lead to improvement of educational programs and ensuring that educational needs are being met. Through an internet-based survey of forest landowners four distinct landowner typologies were identified based on respondents’ reason for owning forestland. Results also identified the educational needs and barriers to meeting these needs for the landowners. Creating typologies based on attitudinal responses will allow for a more focused approach to developing educational products and services to meet landowner needs.