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ERIC Number: ED034603
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Forest-Fire Prevention Knowledge and Attitudes of Residents of Utah County, Utah, With Comparisons to Butte County, California
Christiansen, John R.; And Others
The use of land for outdoor recreation is becoming more and more important, and the increased use of the land has raised the risk of man-caused forest fires. The purposes of this study were (1) to determine the kinds and numbers of visits that people are making to public forests, (2) to identify the social characteristics of forest users, (3) to measure the amount of information people had about preventing forest fires, (4) to discover how people obtained reliable information about forest-fire prevention, and (5) to recommend more effective programs for fire prevention on the basis of the information obtained in the study. A sample of 901 persons were interviewed in Utah County, Utah, and the results were compared to a similar study conducted earlier in Butte County, California. Recommendations for more effective fire-prevention programs included additional research, education, and information programs. (DK)
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Authoring Institution: Brigham Young Univ., Provo, UT. Coll. of Social Sciences.
Identifiers: California; Utah