Understanding loggers' perceptions

Matthew J. Keefer, James C. Finley, A. E. Luloff, Marc E. McDill

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Loggers play a critical role in managing forest resources. This study focused on understanding loggers' attitudes-information that we believe would be useful for improving communications and ultimately improving forest practices. Through interviews and a mail survey, four themes emerged, providing insight into loggers' attitudes: (1) Pennsylvania loggers are proud of their industry, (2) Public pressure is affecting the logging industry, (3) Loggers are concerned about the future, and (4) Loggers, foresters, and landowners need to improve their communications. Pennsylvania loggers are a diverse group possessing a wide range of attitudes. Listening to loggers is essential for achieving sustainable forestry.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)81-102
Number of pages22
JournalJournal of Sustainable Forestry
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Forestry
  • Food Science
  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law


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