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Private Landowner Participation in the Walk-In Access (WIA)

Duration

August 2017 - September 2018

Narrative

The purpose of this study is to better understand private landowners within the 46 counties eligible for the WIA Program who participate in or have the potential to participate in the WIA Program by enrolling land in the program. Specific objectives of the study include determining:

1) landowner perceptions of constraints and barriers to participating in the program;
2) key social, economic, attitudinal and motivational antecedents to enrolling eligible land;
3) key attributes that define the preferences of landowners for choosing to participate in a WIA Program; and
4) spatial and other geographic characteristics that predict land enrollment.

The information collected in the study will provide a better understanding of the variables that best predict landowners’ decisions to enroll property and facilitate development of a spatially explicit model that can help managers better understand which landowners have the highest potential for participating in the WIA Program in the future.

 

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 2

Masters Students: 5

Phd Students: 3

Post Docs: 2

University Staff: 1

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 15

Scientific Publications: 60

Presentations: 93

 

Personnel

Funding Agencies

  • Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Links

Minnesota Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
  2. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  3. U.S. Geological Survey
  4. University of Minnesota
  5. Wildlife Management Institute