This research project was focused on investigating individual preferences for various community attributes. The study investigated differences between three different communities in British Columbia, Vancouver, Kelowna and Armstrong, ranging from a big city to a small resource-based town. One of our primary interests was in understanding how different elements of forested landscape character influence these preferences. We investigated the impact of four variables, amount of local forest harvesting, the type of harvesting, the degree of remoteness and the economic outlook. The results are currently being processed.
Chamberlain, B.; Meitner, M., and Haider, W. The effects of surrounding landscape character on an individual’s community preferences. In Proceedings of the Twelfth International Symposium on Society and Resource Management, Vancouver, BC, June 2006.