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Exploring public perceptions of forest adaptation strategies in Western Canada: Implications for policy-makers.
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To link to full-text access for this article, visit this link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.forpol.2015.08.004

Byline: Reem Hajjar, Robert A. Kozak


Various reforestation strategies that could potentially help forests adapt to a changing climate are currently being debated. We sought to gauge the public's acceptance levels of different reforestation strategies, and explore which factors seem to be associated with people's willingness to accept different forms of human and technological intervention in forest management. To do so, a public survey was administered in British Columbia and Alberta, Canada to assess acceptance of different forest adaptation strategies that could be employed to adapt to a changing climate, and explore variables identified from the literature as potentially affecting public decisions on biotechnology and assisted migration. A logistic regression was used to determine the degree to which variables identified in the literature are associated with levels of acceptance of different forest management strategies. What emerged was an explanatory model that can be used as a starting point to further engage the public in a discussion over appropriate and acceptable technologies and policies to help forests adapt to a changing climate.

Article History:

Received 21 October 2014; Revised 29 June 2015; Accepted 7 August 2015

COPYRIGHT 2015 Elsevier B.V.
Source Citation
Hajjar, Reem, and Robert A. Kozak. "Exploring public perceptions of forest adaptation strategies in Western Canada: Implications for policy-makers." Forest Policy and Economics 61 (2015): 59+. Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources. Web. 26 June 2019.
Gale Document Number: A437244896

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