||Changing Attitudes Toward Watershed Development.
Peterson, Jr, John H. ;
Ros, Peggy J. ;
||Mississippi State Univ., State College. Water Resources Research Inst.
( Watersheds ;
( Water resources ;
Public opinion ;
Sociopsychological surveys ;
Socioeconomic status ;
Demographic surveys ;
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A study was made of changes in the attitudes of local landowners toward watershed development which took place during a six-year period in which a small watershed development project was underway in their area. Attitude change was measured in terms of changes in percent of landowners expressing favorable or unfavorable attitudes. The findings suggest that implementation of a watershed project is important in the attitudes toward water resource development. The findings suggest that just as favorable attitudes facilitate water resource development, water resource development can contribute to the formation of favorable attitudes.