Private woodland owners’ perspectives on multifunctionality in English woodlands
Urquhart, Julie, Courtney, Paul and Slee, Bill (2012) Private woodland owners’ perspectives on multifunctionality in English woodlands. Journal of Rural Studies, 28 (1). pp. 95-106. ISSN 0743-0167Full text not available from this repository.
Increasing emphasis is being placed in forest policies to deliver public goods such as biodiversity, recreation, landscape and carbon sequestration, alongside timber production. In light of this, it is important to understand how woodland owners themselves perceive their role in delivering these multiple benefits. With up to 80% of woodland in some areas in England in private ownership, and with an increasing number of owners with non-financial objectives for their woodland, the private sector may offer opportunities for delivering public goods. The purpose of this study was to investigate the perceptions and attitudes of private woodland owners to multifunctional woodland management in three study areas in England: Cornwall, the Lake District and the HighWeald Area of Outstanding Natural
Beauty (AONB). Q Methodology was used to identify four perspectives of woodland ownership and management, which can be described as: the Hobby Conservationist; the Individualist; the Custodian and the Multifunctional Owner. The implications of the findings for forest policy are discussed.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||public goods, private forest owner, multifunctional, small-scale forestry|
|Subjects:||G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences|
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
S Agriculture > SD Forestry
|School / Department / Research Groups:||School of Science|
School of Science > Department of Pharmaceutical, Chemical & Environmental Sciences
|Last Modified:||11 Jan 2012 15:38|
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