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ERIC Number: ED072338
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Aug
Pages: 23
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Estimation of Recreation Development Potentials through Scaling Attitudes of Non-Corporate Timberland Owners in East Texas.
Shilling, Charles L.; Bury, Richard L.
A study was conducted to determine the propensity of non-corporate owners of large forest tracts in East Texas to offer their lands to the general public for recreation. The overall objective was to determine if an attitude scale could be used to differentiate between non-corporate timberland owners with definite plans for recreational development and those without such plans. An attitude scale was constructed from a collection of statements sorted by 50 judges along a six-point positive-negative continuum. Data were collected in interviews with 100 landowners. Results showed that: (1) owners had favorable attitudes toward recreation, but the recreation plans of approximately 1/5 of them involved vacation home subdivisions rather than recreation opportunities for the general public; (2) about half had no plans for development of recreation opportunities; (3) 2/3 of the remaining 30 percent appeared to be willing to consider development of income-producing recreation facilities; (4) knowledge of the concept of multiple use was not related to plans for recreational development; (5) current policies of allowing visitors were not related to recreation plans; and (6) landowners with plans for recreational development were statistically more frequent foreign travelers than landowners with no such plans. A list of references is provided. (KM)
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Identifiers - Location: Texas