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Provide landowners with necessary resources

Top ratings for increasing interest in riparian forest buffer establishment are financial and physical resources to help establish and maintain plantings.  This is not too surprising as landowners who are full-time farmers would have limited time to dedicate towards a tree planting considering other aspects of the farming operations.  While there are individuals who are willing to consider establishing riparian forest buffers on their property, these landowners need help to be able to do so successfully.

Slide 9Likert Scale:

1Completely disagree
2Disagree
3Somewhat agree
4Neither agree nor disagree
5Somewhat agree
6Agree
7Completely agree
*Statistically significant difference between responses of non-adopter and adopter
Information based off of responses from 205 non-adopters and 36 adopters identified as landowners lacking adequate riparian vegetations at the time of the study. Adopters included landowners who had voluntarily installed riparian forest buffer on their property.