Table 1: Knowledge of DBM-related terms and ecosystem processes (percent).

TermKnow termHeard term, do not know meaningNever heard term

Fire return interval592714
Disturbance-based management413129
Range of historic variability403031
Disturbance regime323038

Ecosystem process statementCorrectIncorrectNot sure

Disturbance events (fires, flood, wind) have played a significant role in shaping natural forests in the local watershed for thousands of years (true)9811
Plant and animal species depend on disturbance events for survival (true)80614
Natural disturbance-based forest management involves using harvesting techniques and prescribed fire to emulate past events like floods, wildfires, windstorms, and landslides (true)531037