How Do African American and White Family Forest Landowners Conceptualize Forest Legacy in Georgia, United States?

Project Type: Research and Education
Funds awarded in 2017: $260,888.00
Projected End Date: 03/31/2021
Grant Recipient: University of Georgia
Region: Southern
State: Georgia
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Puneet Dwivedi
University of Georgia
We found African American landowners are motivated by the collective struggle of African Americans to obtain and retain forestland. In contrast, White family forest landowners are moti-vated by personal identification with their forestland. For forest management profes-sionals, understanding family forest landowners’ conception of legacy and motiva-tions concerning intergenerational land transfer is valuable for planning the future of forestlands in Georgia, and by extension, across the Southern United States.
Peer-reviewed Journal Article
Puneet Dwivedi, University of Georgia
Noah Goyke, University of Georgia
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Puneet Dwivedi
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University of Georgia
180 E. Green St.
Athens, GA 30602
(706) 542-2406
Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.