Kittredge, D.B., M.G. Rickenbach, T. Knoot, E. Snellings, A. Erazo. 2013. It's the network: How personal connections shape decisions about private forest use. Northern Journal of Applied Forestry 30 (2): 67-74.
Most private landowners do not have management plans or avail themselves of professional advice prior to the sale of timber. We designed a pilot study to determine the extent to which they rely on social networks of…Continue
Added by David B. Kittredge on June 18, 2013 at 10:12am — No Comments
See this article on the power of the network!…Continue
Added by David B. Kittredge on February 28, 2013 at 11:31am — No Comments
Congratulations Amanda Kueper on a nice article in Society and Natural Resources:
Learning from Landowners: Examining the Role of Peer Exchange in Private Landowner Outreach through Landowner Networks
Abstract: More than one-third of forested land in the United States is owned by individuals or families, making these lands a significant source of the nation's forest resources and services. Yet investments…Continue
Added by Eli Sagor on January 3, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments
On behalf of the guest editorial team, led by myself and comprising Paolo Cerutti, Dr. Anna Larson, Dr. Jukka Tikkanen, Dr. To Xuan Phuc and Dr. Patrick Meyfroidt, I would like to officially welcome all contributions to this special issue in the International Journal of Forestry Research, focusing on forests managed by smallholders (e.g., individuals, families, communities) and their impacts at…
October 17, 2012, free online event organized by the National Forest Foundation. Details at http://nff.wildapricot.org/Default.aspx?pageId=471105&eventId=557874&EventViewMode=EventDetails
What are social…Continue
Added by Eli Sagor on October 11, 2012 at 6:10am — No Comments
The traditional "forestry community" continues to try and "sell" forestry through conventional programming that teaches landowners how to do it or why it is important [or where their 2x4s come from...]. Relying on forestry "experts" to "show them the way".
But this blog post from the Harvard Business Review suggests traditional approaches to marketing and "selling" are now irrelevant and suggests some alternatives. Many of which I think are appropriate for the promotion of forest…Continue
Added by David B. Kittredge on August 28, 2012 at 4:27pm — No Comments
great new article in the Open Journal of Forestry! by Jillian R. Schubert and Audrey L. Mayer.
Added by David B. Kittredge on August 3, 2012 at 10:21am — No Comments
A nice brief article from Nicole Strong in the April 2012 Journal of Extension:
Abstract: Pest Scene Investigators is a new Oregon State University Extension education program designed to provide current Master Woodland Managers with specialized knowledge and skills in forest health assessment, diagnosis, and management. Seventy-nine volunteers participated in this pilot program…Continue
Added by Eli Sagor on April 27, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments
This post from Beth Kanter will surely be of interest to many WON members. The term "peeragogy" itself, referring to the study of "self-organizing peer learning in networks," captures an idea that's at the center of much of our work with woodland owners: http://www.bethkanter.org/peeragogy/
An excerpted quote from Howard Rheingold:…Continue
Added by Amanda Kueper on December 20, 2011 at 1:00am — No Comments
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Recently, a national group of researchers headed by Nicole Strong of Oregon State University Extension received a grant from the USDA Cooperative Extension Service to fund a project aimed at building a nationwide network focused on assisting women who own woodlands, and a curriculum for growing local peer-learning groups for women woodland owners, based on the successful Women Owning Woodlands Network in Oregon. Below, Nicole answers some questions…Continue
Added by Amanda Kueper on December 13, 2011 at 2:57pm — No Comments
I would like to know if anyone is using Flickr.com or other photo gallery websites as a social networking tool for forestry.
Last year some naturalists here established a Hawaii Plant ID group on Flickr. See:
Anyone can post photos of an unknown plant to the group and people will try to identify it. With 96 members of the group as of today, most plants are…Continue
From Science to Solutions: Solving Small-scale Forestry Issues
September 24-27, 2012.
From urbanization to…Continue
Added by David B. Kittredge on November 18, 2011 at 3:15pm — No Comments
Here's a link to a nice story about women learning about their woods in Pennsylvania, USA. It's a 7-minute audio story, a shorter version of which ran twice during drive time on PA public radio this fall. Thanks to…Continue
Added by Eli Sagor on November 15, 2011 at 9:16am — No Comments
Congratulations to our own Shorna Allred and coauthors on publication of an article that's sure to be of interest to many in our group: Evaluating Peer Impacts of a Master Forest Owner Volunteer Program, Journal of Extension, October…Continue
While enjoying my contemplative moment this morning with my oatmeal, I browsed a magazine and came across this brief 2-page article on health care spending in the US. Apparently the US spends more than any other country on health…Continue
Added by Amanda Kueper on September 12, 2011 at 7:18pm — No Comments
Studies have shown us that landowners include both peers and professionals in their information networks. But when and why do landowners prefer to use peer information sources over professional ones, and vice versa?
A recent multi-case study of five diverse landowner organizations performed by researchers at the University of Minnesota (some key findings are summarized here) yielded…Continue
Hello, I have posted a small article about the portuguese ZIF law in my WON page. Read it, and if you find interesting please comment here. Thank you!
The article is available here: https://www.box.net/shared/s1o8rfrj60mjoq73dg36
Added by Marco Neves Marques on September 5, 2011 at 5:10am — No Comments