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Transcripts of Discussions: Understanding Landowner Attitudes, Opinions and Willingness to Participate in Playa Conservation


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2013-05-31 05:00:00
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2014-06-30 05:00:00


Phil Seng(Principal Investigator), DJ Case and Associates(Author), Great Plains Landscape Conservation Cooperative(publisher), 2013-05-31(Start), 2014-06-30(End), Transcripts of Discussions: Understanding Landowner Attitudes, Opinions and Willingness to Participate in Playa Conservation


Redacted transcripts of open-ended focus groups discussions and follow-on questioning intended to reveal the key socioeconomic realities and hurdles that discourage landowners from enrolling in conservation programs or restoring playas. Focus groups were conducted in areas with large playa clusters as identified by PLJV’s science-based Playa Decision Support System. Researchers selected key landowners in each state for participation, and will use the focus group sessions to learn what landowners think and feel about management of their lands in general, and about conservation of playas specifically. To prepare for the focus groups, workshops were held to solicit input from conservation agencies and partners on what information they [...]


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This study will allow researchers to learn the specific reasons that landowners do what they do on their lands--what motivates their actions, what incentives and disincentives are effective, what functions and values they seek from their lands, what messages and motivations are most engaging.


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