The purpose of this study was to determine the perceptions of forestry and range organization (FRO) managers in selected provinces and townships in Iran of forest protection and forestry extension. The population included all administrators, their associates, and heads of forest dwellers= cooperatives. Data were collected by mail. Major conclusions were that well-trained extension personnel are needed to provide forest owners and dwellers with information and education on forest protection; that youth in schools need to be taught the importance of forests and natural resources; that specific forest use and land use legislation is necessary to conserve forestry resources; that FRO managers need better knowledge of extension management, program and resource monitoring, and the value of involving rural women; and that FRO managers perceive that a variety of methods would be effective in extension work on forestry protection.


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