Table 2: Perceived risks or concerns associated with DBM (percent).

Risk or concernHigh/moderate risk or concerna

National politics will keep changing the priorities88
Potential for harvesting in old-growth stands70
Trusting the agencies to make good decisions69
Agencies will use this new language to justify excessive harvesting61
Not enough science in decisions56
Will lead to additional road building in forests56
Not enough public involvement in decisions50
Visual impacts on forests45
The long-term nature of this strategy43

aResponse options range from 1 = no risk or concern to 4 = high risk or concern.