- Davenport, Mae A.
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
- Leahy, Jessica E.
University of Maine
- Anderson, Dorothy H.
University of Minnesota
- Jakes, Pamela J.
USDA Forest Service North Central Research Station
A sample of residents living in nearby communities and USFS personnel working at HNF were interviewed. Community participants were identified through a network sampling scheme, in which key informants were contacted and asked to provide names of other community members who have a stake in the management of HNF. The sampling plan was designed to capture a range of perspectives on the agency-community relationship. In total, 12 community members and six agency personnel were interviewed during fall 2003 and winter 2004. A UMN researcher conducted all interviews.