Forestry & Communication : A Coos Bay Case Study Public Deposited

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  • This thesis combines elements of forestry, interpersonal communication, and rhetoric to describe where residents of Coos Bay and North Bend Oregon obtain information about forests and forest uses, and how they view the credibility of that information. As a qualitative exploratory study, grounded theory methodology was used to develop theme statements and an emerging proposition from empirical data. The major findings of this study have been woven into two overarching theme statements. The first theme statement is: Personal and work relationships in their communities, as well as the availability and convenience of forest information, influence Coos Bay and North Bend respondents' perceptions of forest uses such as recreation, tree cutting, water quality, fish and wildlife, and wood products. The second theme statement is: Coos Bay and North Bend respondents' perceptions of forest uses such as recreation, tree cutting, water quality, fish and wildlife, and wood products are influenced by the internet and the media, despite respondents' self-reported mistrust of those sources. These findings indicate that availability and convenience of forest related information seems to outweigh the accuracy of that information for respondents. Therefore, this study suggests that the internet should be the dominant communication channel for forest management agencies, industries, and non-governmental organizations to improve their sharing of forest use information with Coos Bay and North Bend citizens, and the accessibility and effectiveness of their official websites and internet presence should be reevaluated in that light.
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