ERIC Number: EJ705225
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Mar-22
Reference Count: 13
Prescribed Fire: The Influence of Site Visits on Citizen Attitudes
Toman, Eric; Shindler, Bruce; Reed, Michelle
Journal of Environmental Education, v35 n3 p13 Spr 2004
This research employed a panel design to measure the effect of site visits on public perceptions of prescribed fire. On-site survey questions were devised to compare answers to a mail questionnaire previously completed by the same respondents. Questions were designed to examine how site visits influence public opinion and affect acceptance of forest practices. Open-ended questions were also used to capture initial reactions to the treated sites and allow individuals to identify site factors of greatest concern to them. Although site visits did not increase treatment acceptability ratings, responses indicate that remaining fuel levels and evidence of treatments are important factors influencing treatment support. Additional benefits of site visits are described.
Heldref Publications, Helen Dwight Reid Educational Foundation, 1319 Eighteenth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036-1802. Web site: http://www.heldref.org.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Oregon