Document Type

Article

Publication Title

Society & Natural Resources: and International Journal

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

Publication Date

3-2013

Publisher location

Abington, UK

First Page

945

Last Page

961

Issue Number

8

Volume Number

26

Abstract/ Summary

An important goal of community-based management is to engage a wider network of stakeholders in conservation and management decisions. Using mixed methods, we constructed a frame-based private landowner typology to identify landowner response patterns to vernal pool conservation and management in Maine. Drawing on data from interviews and focus groups, we identified two opposing frames that described landowner views on vernal pools (personal gain and personal loss). A mail survey identified three groups of private landowners (Supportive, Uncertain, and Opposing) with similar sociodemographic and property variables but different aesthetic preferences, economic concerns, and views on property rights and conservation. Our results suggest that frame-based typologies are useful for enhancing communications with different landowner groups and in identifying trusted information sources and communication preferences. Our approach represents a critical first step toward understanding and integrating a range of landowner perspectives into conservation practice and enhancing private landowner cooperation in proactive planning.

Citation/Publisher Attribution

Jansujwicz, J., Calhoun, A.J.K., Leahy, J.E., & Lilieholm, R.J. 2013. Using Mixed Methods to Develop a Frame-Based Private Landowner Typology. Society and Natural Resources, Volume 26, Issue 8, August 2013, pages 945-961

Publisher Statement

© 2013 Informa Group plc

DOI

DOI: 10.1080/08941920.2012.729294

Version

post-print (i.e. final draft post-refereeing with all author corrections and edits)

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