Table 6: Importance of factors influencing support for forest management actions and decisions (percent).

StatementsVery important/importanta

Understanding management objectives of proposed action95
Environmental consequences of an action94
Decision based on scientific information92
Specific place where action is planned89
Understanding how decision was made87
Opinions of knowledgeable people in my community81
Citizens had meaningful opportunities for input79
My knowledge of past agency actions76
Economic consequences of an action76
My personal beliefs71
Length of time before outcomes can be evaluated66

aResponse options on a 4-point scale from not important to very important.