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 new TELE brochure, and register to receive news and alerts about workshops in your area.
Background Documents for download:
- Report from the Wingspread Panel on Sustaining Family Forests, October 2003
- Motivating Conservation and Stewardship Behaviors, March 2004
- Sustaining Family Forests Research Proposal, July 2005
- Report from the Sustaining Family Forests Initiative Wingspread Meeting, July 2006
- Executive Summary from the Wingspread Meeting, July 2006
- Family Forest Owners Literature Review, March 2011
- TELE Brochure, June 2010
The Sustaining Family Forests Initiative has issued two 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: 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.
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.
Research reports for download:
- Family Forest Owners: Insights into Land-Related Stewardship, Values, and Intentions, A report by GfK Roper Public Affairs and Media on focus group findings prepared for the Sustaining Family Forests Initiative
- Getting the Attention of Family Forest Owners: Lessons from Social Marketing Research
- Full Report. Family Forest Owners: An In-Depth Profile