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A first look at the visual quality of forest roadside management: a public perception study

Author(s) or contact(s): British Columbia Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations
Source: Resource Practices Branch
Series: Recreation
Other details:  Published 2011. Hardcopy is available.


Between January and April 2008, the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations conducted a survey of 694 individuals to determine public preferences for 60 roadside views of natural and harvested forest scenes.

The objectives of the survey were
(1) to establish public response to different methods of managing roadsides in logged areas,
(2) to determine whether there is a single variable or combination of variables that can be used to predict public acceptance, and
(3) to determine whether one or more site and stand variables can be used to predict Visual Quality Class.

Statistical analysis of the survey data produced the following report.

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Updated January 09, 2012