This study explored conflicts associated with recreational shooting on the USDA Forest Service's Pawnee National Grassland (PNG). Data were obtained from interviews with 21 individuals representing 5 of the principle user groups affected by shooting. Analyses revealed multiple conflicts (i.e., interpersonal and social values conflicts) associated with shooting. Ranchers, for example, reported both interpersonal and social values conflicts with recreational shooters. Conflict on the PNG was best described by combining goal interference and social values theoretical frameworks. Results allowed managers to identify differences and commonalities among stakeholders as well as build a foundation for a collaborative planning process that included all identified stakeholders.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Nature and Landscape Conservation
- Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law