Values, ethics, and attitudes toward national forest management: An empirical study

Robert Manning, William Valliere, Ben Minteer

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Abstract

This study measures environmental values and ethics and explores their relation ships to attitudes toward national forest management. The principal research methods were literature review and a survey of Vermont residents concerning man agement of the Green Mountain National Forest. Descriptive findings suggest respondents (1) favor nonmaterial values of national forests, (2) subscribe to a diversity of environmental ethics, including anthropocentric and bio-/ecocentric, and (3) support emerging concepts of ecosystem management. Environmental values and ethics explain approximately 60% of the variation in attitudes toward national forest management.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)421-436
Number of pages16
JournalSociety and Natural Resources
Volume12
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1999
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Environmental values
  • National forests

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Development
  • Environmental Science (miscellaneous)
  • Sociology and Political Science

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