Master of Environmental Studies (MES)
Gayle Marrs-Smith, Bureau of Land Management (MSHCP) coordinator-Content Advisor
Helen Neill, Chair and Associate Professor Department of Environmental Studies
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What is the effectiveness of attempts to curb illegal dumping with prompts on signs posted in the area? Do positive friendly language prompts such as “Restoration in Progress Please Do Not Disturb” generate more positive attitudes and intentions towards illegal dumping problems, than less friendly prompts such as “No Dumping Allowed”?
Results, although inconclusive, did however show a slight trend towards the negative language signs.
Attitudinal programs; Behavior modification; Effectiveness; Illegal dumping; Littering; Mojave desert; Negative messages; Positive messages; Signage
Desert Ecology | Environmental Sciences | Social and Behavioral Sciences
Linehan, Christopher, "Analyzing the effects of various sign types used by the Bureau of Land Management for desert cleanup and restoration projects" (2005). UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones. 207.