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Fieldsend, Andrew F.; Cronin, Evelien; Varga, Eszter; Biró, Szabolcs; Rogge, Elke – Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 2021
Purpose: Networks and partnerships are commonly-used tools to foster knowledge sharing between actors and organisations in the Agricultural Knowledge and Innovation System (AKIS), but in Europe the policy emphasis on including users, such as farmers and foresters, is relatively recent. This paper assesses user involvement in a diverse set of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Agricultural Occupations, Forestry Occupations, Cooperation
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Coulson, Evan; Park, Logan; Lawhon, Ben; Taff, Derrick; Vagias, Wade; Newman, Peter – Applied Environmental Education and Communication, 2021
This study examined variables hypothesized to influence behavioral intentions of visitors to frontcountry areas managed by the USDA Forest Service. Data were obtained over a stratified 12-month sampling period (n = 281). Analyses revealed that visitor attitudes toward perceived effectiveness of Leave No Trace practices and perceptions of…
Descriptors: Attitudes, Behavior, Intention, Parks
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Grand, Lauren; Christainsen, Alicia; Belart, Francisca – Journal of Extension, 2019
We revised the Oregon State University (OSU) Woodland Stick to aid master woodland manager volunteers in advising their peers on land management decisions. The Woodland Stick has been used as an educational and measurement tool by OSU and other university Extension programs for many years, but little information is known about its impact. We…
Descriptors: Forestry, Natural Resources, Volunteers, Land Use
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Huff, Emily S. – Journal of Extension, 2017
This article provides a national overview of women owning woodlands (WOW) networks and the barriers and successes they encounter. Qualitative interview data with key network leaders were used for increasing understanding of how these networks operate. Network leaders were all connected professionally, and all successful WOW networks involved…
Descriptors: Females, Ownership, Networks, Barriers
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Boby, Leslie; Hubbard, William; Megalos, Mark; Morris, Hilary L. C. – Journal of Extension, 2016
An understanding of foresters' perceptions of climate change is important for developing effective educational programs on adaptive forest management. We surveyed 1,398 foresters in the southern United States regarding their perceptions of climate change, observations and concerns about climatic and forest conditions, and knowledge of and interest…
Descriptors: Forestry Occupations, Attitudes, Climate, Program Development
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Dixon, Raymond A.; Eitel, Karla; Zhu, Yudi – Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2019
The purpose of this study was to identify the competencies that are required for entry-level forestry and fire management technicians. The strategy is a part of a larger goal to develop the STEM identity of Nez Perce students through the integration of relevant competencies in middle and high school curriculums. The DACUM process was used. Through…
Descriptors: American Indian Students, Middle School Students, High School Students, American Indian Education
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McConnell, T. Eric – Journal of Extension, 2016
Forest-based production on U.S. farms totaled $653.2 million in 2012, admittedly a small portion of total farm wealth. However, despite the effects of the recent economic downturn, on-farm forest product revenues still approached the gate value of North Carolina timber in 2012, which was $730.6 million. Providing the research-based information,…
Descriptors: Agricultural Occupations, Agricultural Education, Extension Education, Forestry Occupations
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Zobrist, Kevin W. – Journal of Extension, 2014
Asynchronous online Extension classes can reach a wide audience, is convenient for the learner, and minimizes ongoing demands on instructor time. However, producing such classes takes significant effort up front. Advance planning and good communication with contributors are essential to success. Considerations include delivery platforms, content…
Descriptors: Asynchronous Communication, Online Courses, Extension Education, Program Development
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Manase, Joseph – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2016
In order for the community to bring meaningful and sustainable environmental conservation and change, it must take action in implementing environmental education values acquired from environmental learning programmes and organizations. This study therefore aimed at assessing factors conditioning community implementation of environmental education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Environmental Education, Case Studies, Conservation (Environment)
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Gunz, Sally; Whittaker, Linda – Journal of Legal Studies Education, 2016
Canada's boreal forests are second only to the Amazon in producing life-giving oxygen and providing a habitat for thousands of species, from the large woodland caribou to the smallest organisms. The boreal forests are the lifeblood of many Aboriginal communities and the thousands of workers, Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal, who harvest and process…
Descriptors: Case Method (Teaching Technique), Forestry, Environmental Education, Conservation (Environment)
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Pile, Lauren S.; Watts, Christine M.; Straka, Thomas J. – Journal of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Education, 2012
Forest Resource Management Plans is the capstone course in many forestry and natural resource management curricula. The management plans are developed by senior forestry students. Early management plans courses were commonly technical exercises, often performed on contrived forest "tracts" on university-owned or other public lands, with a goal of…
Descriptors: Certification, Natural Resources, Forestry, Sustainability
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Harris, Frances – Education 3-13, 2017
This paper investigates forest school practitioners perceptions of learning at forest school to identify the topics covered, the learning styles, and the philosophies underpinning its delivery, based on interviews with experienced forest school practitioners. Practitioners identified the focus of learning at forest school as social development:…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Forestry, Forestry Occupations, Environmental Education
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Hamunen, Katri; Appelstrand, Marie; Hujala, Teppo; Kurttila, Mikko; Sriskandarajah, Nadarajah; Vilkriste, Lelde; Westberg, Lotten; Tikkanen, Jukka – Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 2015
Purpose: This paper explores the concept of peer-to-peer learning (P2PL) in the context of North-European small-scale forest owners. The aim is to develop a framework for initiating new and evaluating already existing forest owners' P2PL communities. Design: Previous studies of peer-learning are used to determine and justify eight dimensions for…
Descriptors: Rural Extension, Peer Teaching, Forestry Occupations, Forestry
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Barbieri, Carla; Valdivia, Corinne – Journal of Rural Studies, 2010
Multifunctionality serves as an analytical framework to recognize many services that farms provide to their surrounding communities and society. This study explores an often overlooked dimension of multifunctionality by examining different recreational services provided by landowners in Missouri and analyzing the relationship between recreational…
Descriptors: Employment Patterns, Agricultural Occupations, Recreation, Forestry Occupations
Jones, Luke; Keeton, Jeff – Research and Curriculum Unit, 2011
As the world economy continues to evolve, businesses and industries must adopt new practices and processes in order to survive. Quality and cost control, work teams and participatory management, and an infusion of technology are transforming the way people work and do business. Employees are now expected to read, write, and communicate…
Descriptors: Forestry, Forestry Occupations, Postsecondary Education, Community Colleges
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