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Published in: Environmental Management 2/2022

01-06-2022

Assessing Factors of Environmental Stewardship Success: Organizational Perceptions from the Niagara Region of Ontario, Canada

Authors: Brooke Kapeller, Ryan Plummer, Julia Baird, Marilyne Jollineau

Published in: Environmental Management | Issue 2/2022

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Environmental stewardship is increasingly important as human actions threaten the natural world. Now, more than ever, it is necessary to understand what makes stewardship initiatives successful. This study investigates stewardship success in the Niagara Region of Ontario, Canada. Specifically, the research seeks to determine what factors are associated with the success of environmental stewardship initiatives, differences between stewardship organizations (staff-based vs. volunteer-based), and reasons why those factors are important. Ten factors for successful stewardship initiatives were uncovered. Differences between volunteer and staff-based organizations were revealed, especially regarding factors of motivations and capacity. Qualitative analysis provided rich insights into why factors were important for success, with the physical ability to conduct the work and the importance of motivation being highlighted. The findings from the study provide a basis for future research which expands the empirical contexts for understanding stewardship success, broadens the variety of stewardship organizations considered, and incorporates additional measures of success.
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Metadata
Title
Assessing Factors of Environmental Stewardship Success: Organizational Perceptions from the Niagara Region of Ontario, Canada
Authors
Brooke Kapeller
Ryan Plummer
Julia Baird
Marilyne Jollineau
Publication date
01-06-2022
Publisher
Springer US
Published in
Environmental Management / Issue 2/2022
Print ISSN: 0364-152X
Electronic ISSN: 1432-1009
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s00267-022-01669-w

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