There are two objectives of this project. The first objective is to understand evolution of relationships between landowners and forestry professionals in pilot projects across three states of AL, SC, and NC through ethnographic interviews. The second objective is to understand changes in communication patterns of African American forest landowners using Diffusion of Innovation framework in relation to information exchange about forestry, resolution of heirs’ property, and behavior (seeking advice from external stakeholder groups for resolving heir’s property, adoption of sustainable forest management practices, and/or seeking external advice for cost share). 

The research proposal is available here

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  • Title: Impacts of SFLR on African-American Forest Landowners
  • Description: Description of the SFLR program
  • Authority: SFLR Staff
  • Subject: Research proposal
  • Date: 2016
  • Creator: Puneet Dwivedi and John Schelhas
  • Contributor: Danyelle O’Hara
  • Format: pdf
  • Coverage: USA, Southeast
  • Data integrity check passed: Yes
  • Unique Database ID: 3728
  • Language: English
  • Methodology: Organization created document
  • Publisher: U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities
  • Relation: SFLR
  • Rights: CC BY
  • Source: SFLR
  • Type: Digital document
  • Version: 1.0.0