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dc.contributor.advisorHall, Wayne C.
dc.creatorShilling, Charles Leroy
dc.description.abstractA study was undertaken during the summer of 1971 to determine the propensity of owners of large non-corporate forest tracts to open their lands to the general public for recreational opportunities. Private landowners were of importance because 95 percent of all land in Texas was privately owned, 93 percent of the East Texas forest area was in private ownership, with non-corporate owners constituting approximately 47 percent of the private owners in that area. Of all non-corporate owners, this research was concerned only with those owning 1000 or more forested acres. Exhaustive search revealed approximately 280 such owners. Data requirements were specified, and research data were obtained through personal interviews of a sample of 100 owners, whose timberlands comprised approximately six percent of the commercial forest area in East Texas. Methodological objectives of the study were: 1. To develop and administer a scale to measure landowner attitudes toward recreation. 2. To develop and administer a scale to measure landowner attitudes toward forestry. 3. To determine selected socio-economic characteristics of the forest landowners. 4. To determine if statistically significant relationships existed among landowners attitude scores and selected overt acts, stated policies, and plans for recreational development. 5. To examine the relationship between social participation of owners and their propensity to change. ...en
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dc.subject.lcshPlant Physiologyen
dc.titleAttitudes toward outdoor recreation and forestry, adoption of forestry practices, and selected characteristics of non-corporate owners of large forest tracts in East Texasen
dc.typeThesisen and Resources Developmenten A&M Universityen of Philosophyen
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dc.publisher.digitalTexas A&M University. Libraries

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