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Persson, Anna (2005) Levande Skogsbruk. Other thesis, SLU.

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In this study, some aspects of communication that are creating problems in a chosen forest conservation case are explored. Focus is on how the manager of a forest experience how he is treated during a formal decision of conservation. The paper also gives introduction to communication theory as well as to present forest policies in Sweden. Explanations of the most common concepts and terms in forest conservation is presented and such a understanding is necessary if the reader is to acquire enlightment from the material and the following discussion. This paper focus on a conflict between the county administrative board, a Swedish regional authority, and a private forest-manager. This is a case where the manager feels that the authority is forcing a sale of land, because the forest is being turned into a conservation area. The problems are not just economical, the manager feels mistreated and left out of the discussion, and the negotiation is long and problematic as shown in the interview and the case study. In the study, an in-depth interview is made with the manager of the forest, and a case study has been made based on the documents in the case attained from the county administrative board. The documents, combined with the interview show us where the manager feels that problems are rising and why some parts of the discussion becomes problematic. Some of the problems are experienced by the manager as created due to lack of sympathy and empathy for the manager from the authority. Also some unnecessary and sometimes harsh comments made by the authority are shown, some are experienced by the manager to be based on incorrect information. No two forest conservation cases are the same, even if the amount of forest being lost(or saved) and the economic cost are similar for two forest-managers. The cases are not really comparable due to the managers unique contextual factors in the different cases. Nature conservation management is not just about forest and land, it is a field that involves working with people, who are unique and have a need for both communication and information. Experienced lack of information and presented information where there is a need for communication is shown in the two last chapters (oneway communication presented when there is a need for twoway communication).

Item Type: Thesis (Other)
Keywords: Skogsbruk, Miljö, Kommunikation, Naturvård, Reservat, Djupintervju, Skog, Politik
Subject (faculty): Faculty of Natural Resources and Agricultural Sciences > Dept. of Landscape Planning, Ultuna
Divisions: SLU > Faculty of Landscape Planning, Horticulture and Agricultural Science
Depositing User: Anna Persson
Date Deposited: 12 Aug 2005
Last Modified: 18 Aug 2015 09:35
URI: http://ex-epsilon.slu.se/id/eprint/613

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