Family Forest Research Center

Families, individuals, trusts, and estates own 290 million acres (36%) of forestland in the U.S. By studying this group, we seek to improve forest conservation in order to better meet the current and future needs of forest owners and society.

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National Woodland Owner Survey

Based on responses from 1,000s of private forest owners from across the U.S., this project addresses questions related to: who owns America's forests, why they own them, what they have done with them in the past, and what they plan to do with them in the future.

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Intergenerational Land Transfer

This is an integrated project involving both research of and outreach to family forest owners. It is aimed at helping family forest owners pass their land onto the next generation with minimal losses of forest and minimal parcelization.

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Family Forest Ownerships of the United States, 2013

Summary of results from the most recent iteration of the National Woodland Owner Survey

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Hansel and Gretel Walk in the Forest

A qualitative examination of the language used by family forest owners.

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Landowner Conservation Awareness across Rural-to-Urban Gradients in Massachusetts

Conservation awareness was related to social capital and affluence, but not degree of suburbanization.

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