Understanding recreational use of the Western Newfoundland Model Forest

Lundrigan, Heather J. (2000) Understanding recreational use of the Western Newfoundland Model Forest. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

The recreational participation, environmental attitudes, and knowledge, of Western Newfoundland Model Forest residents were examined through the use of a mail survey. Environmental attitudes were measured with the New Environmental Paradigm scale, as well as questions about environmental issues inside the model forest. Attitudes and knowledge were used to discriminate between consumptive recreationists, nonconsumptive recreationists, and nonparticipants. Results indicated that consumptive recreationists were more knowledgeable about the model forest than either nonconsumptive recreationists or nonparticipants. While it was anticipated that consumptive recreationists would have less environmentally positive attitudes than the other two groups, no substantial differences were found. This socioeconomic study was the first of its kind to be carried out in the Western Newfoundland Model Forest, and implications of the findings for forestry management are discussed.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/6608
Item ID: 6608
Additional Information: Bibliography: leaves 170-185.
Department(s): Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of > Geography
Date: 2000
Date Type: Submission
Geographic Location: Canada--Newfoundland and Labrador--Western
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Western Newfoundland Model Forest; Experimental forests--Newfoundland and Labrador, Western; Forest management--Newfoundland and Labrador, Western; Outdoor recreation--Newfoundland and Labrador, Western

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