Procedural fairness, personal benefits, agency expertise, and planning participants' support for the forest service

Mitchel P. McClaran, David A. King

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Abstract

Numerous appeals of Forest Plans have been interpreted as a lack of support for the Forest Service. Questionnaire responses from 455 Forest Plan participants show that agency support was more strongly related to perceptions of procedural fairness and personal benefits than to agency expertise expressed as information about resources and human needs. These responses suggest that agency support will be most sensitive to changing perceptions of procedures from somewhat unfair to somewhat fair, and preventing reductions in personal benefits. Furthermore, perceptions of fair procedures were half as frequent when benefits were expected to decline than when they were expected to either increase or not change.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)441-453
Number of pages13
JournalNatural Resources Journal
Volume39
Issue number3
StatePublished - Dec 1 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science (miscellaneous)
  • Law

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