Indiana Resident Survey on Forest Management
Nearly nine out of 10 Hoosiers approve of harvesting trees if overseen by professional foresters, and 82% approve of harvesting trees to improve wildlife habitat, according to a report by a Purdue University researcher.
Dr. Shannon Amberg, a Purdue professor in human dimensions of natural resources, issued the report “Indiana Residents’ Perceptions of Woodland Management” (see links below) based on a survey she conducted with assistance from D.J. Case & Associates, a natural resources consulting firm in Mishawaka, Indiana.
Amberg’s report shows a Hoosier public interested in the outdoors and concerned about the long-term health of Indiana’s woodlands but frequently disconnected from the forest resource and reliant on television, documentaries and news media for information on the subject.
The research was funded by a grant from the DNR Division of Forestry.
Executive Summary-Indiana Residents’ Perceptions of Woodland Management (65 KB)
Final Report with Appendices--Indiana Residents’ Perceptions of Woodland Management (2.8MB)
National Voter Attitudes Toward America's Forests