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Jansson, Andreas (2004) Privata markägares attityder och inställningar till föryngringsfrågor. Other thesis, SLU.

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Even though Sweden is a small country which has a low rate of inhabitants is it one of the worlds leading nations of exporting products from the forest industries. The Importance of a sustainable use of the Swedish forests has been known for many years. In 1903 the first law of forestry were establish. Today the National Board of Forestry carry out inventories of regeneration result. The result of the latest inventory showed that especially the non-industrial private forest owners did not full fill the regeneration work after a clear cut. Five years after the clear cut almost every fifth private forest owners in the region Mälardalen had not done any regeneration activity, even if the law declares that it should be performed after three years. The purpose of this study was to make a qualitative analysis of attitudes of non-industrial private forest owners in the region of Mälardalen with regards to regeneration of forest. The intention is to, from the interviewees point of view and knowledge illuminate why they manage their forests the way they do To catch different attitudes and fullfill the purpose and my personal goal, the study is based upon interviews. The respondent group was 17 forest owners in Mälardalen, which had totally failed or greatly approved, in the National Board of Forestry's inventory of regeneration of harvested areas. The interviews were intended to the different shades of meaning in the answers, in trying to get a complete description of forest owners attitudes concerning regeneration of forests. My opinion is that private forest owners decisions and actions in regeneration activities were very individual and various. Factors which especially seem to impact on their decisions were: Knowledge, interest, lack of time, concern for the next generation, economy, forestry counselors and their level of ambition. Even if some of the interviewed persons had some objections to the form of the information were most of the forest owners satisfied with the amount and availability. My personal reflections are that the information should have such a high appeal that it makes the receiver prioritize the regeneration information.

Item Type: Thesis (Other)
Keywords: regeneration, attitudes, non industrial private forest owners, information, inventory decisions
Subject (faculty): Faculty of Forest Sciences > Dept. of Forest Products and Markets
Divisions: SLU > Faculty of Forest Sciences
Depositing User: Hans Fryk
Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2004
Last Modified: 18 Aug 2015 09:30
URI: http://ex-epsilon.slu.se/id/eprint/219

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