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dc.contributor.authorGundersen, Vegard
dc.contributor.authorVistad, Odd Inge
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-06T08:16:42Z
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-07T12:53:44Z
dc.date.available2016-06-06T08:16:42Z
dc.date.available2016-06-07T12:53:44Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.citationForests 2016, 7nb_NO
dc.identifier.issn1999-4907
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11250/2391735
dc.description.abstractWe have investigated public preferences for use intensity and visual quality of forest recreational infrastructure. Forest infrastructure covers five classes, along a continuum from unmarked paths to paved walkways. Altogether, 39 sites were categorized into the five classes and measured with automatic counters. A sample of 545 respondents living in southeastern and middle Norway were asked to rate 15 forest scenes and 35 preconceptions of recreational settings. The path scenarios were depicted as digitally calibrated photos that systematically displayed physical path feature in boreal, semi-natural settings. Survey participants showed a clearly greater preference for photos and preconceptions of forests settings containing minor elements of forest infrastructure; unmarked paths received the highest score and forest roads/walkways/bikeways the lowest. We identified a clear mismatch between public preferences for forest infrastructure and the intensity of use; the less appreciated infrastructure was the most used. Planning and management has to consider these different needs for recreational infrastructure, and we propose an area zoning system that meets the different segments of forest visitors. aesthetics; preferences; recreation; scenic values; infrastructurenb_NO
dc.language.isoengnb_NO
dc.rightsNavngivelse-DelPåSammeVilkår 3.0 Norge*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/no/*
dc.subjectaestheticsnb_NO
dc.subjectpreferencesnb_NO
dc.subjectrecreationnb_NO
dc.subjectscenic valuesnb_NO
dc.subjectinfrastructurenb_NO
dc.titlePublic Opinions and use of various types of recreational infrastructure in boreal forest settingsnb_NO
dc.typePeer reviewednb_NO
dc.date.updated2016-06-06T08:16:42Z
dc.source.volume7nb_NO
dc.source.journalForestsnb_NO
dc.identifier.doi10.3390/f7060113
dc.identifier.cristin1359728


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