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TitleUnderstanding recreational use of the Western Newfoundland Model Forest
AuthorLundrigan, Heather J., 1971-
DescriptionThesis (M.A.)--Memorial University of Newfoundland, 2000. Geography
Paginationxiv, 185 leaves : ill., maps
SubjectWestern Newfoundland Model Forest; Experimental forests--Newfoundland and Labrador, Western; Forest management--Newfoundland and Labrador, Western; Outdoor recreation--Newfoundland and Labrador, Western
Degree GrantorMemorial University of Newfoundland. Dept. of Geography
Spatial CoverageCanada--Newfoundland and Labrador
Temporal Coverage20th Century
NotesBibliography: leaves 170-185.
AbstractThe 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.
Resource TypeElectronic thesis or dissertation
FormatImage/jpeg; Application/pdf
SourcePaper copy kept in the Centre for Newfoundland Studies, Memorial University Libraries
Local Identifiera1492999
RightsThe author retains copyright ownership and moral rights in this thesis. Neither the thesis nor substantial extracts from it may be printed or otherwise reproduced without the author's permission.
CollectionElectronic Theses and Dissertations
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