SOCIAL ACCEPTABILITY OF FORESTMANAGEMENT OPTIONS: LANDSCAPE LEVEL VISUALISATION AND EVALUATION

Grant number: LP0561751

Completed

Abstract

Sustainable forest policy requires social acceptance. Prior research has investigated relative acceptability of options at a forest stand level. However, we have insufficient understanding of public acceptance of forest management systems implemented across the wider landscape. Only detailed knowledge of public reaction to social, environmental and economic impacts and the trade-offs involved can reduce the divisive nature of the forest management debate. This project will use interactive, still and animated computer representations of landscapes to examine social acceptability of alternatives to clearfell harvesting. This knowledge will be integrated with biophysical data to improve managem..

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