The value of forested landscapes for adjacent residents of an urban forest Public Deposited

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  • Forested landscapes displaying evidence of timber harvesting have often induced conflicts between forest managers and the public. Potential conflicts with neighboring homeowners also has been increasing because of growing environmental concern and increasing numbers of neighbors. Analysis of previous studies suggests that people's reaction toward forested landscapes will be different depending on the attributes of scenes (including type of harvest method) and the settings. Previous studies also suggest that scenic beauty will be positively correlated to economic value. Values of forested landscapes were measured by surveying neighboring homeowners of Oregon State University's Research Forest and it's adjacent private forests. The survey was done by personal interviews using the scenic beauty estimate (SBE) and contingent value method (CVM). In the SBE survey, respondents were asked to rate the scenes of four types of timber harvests (clearcut, patch cut, two storied stand, and thinning) in both unspecified and backyard settings. In the CVM survey, respondents were asked whether they would make payments for scenic easements to prevent clearcutting along their boundary. Four types of easements were considered, corresponding to four alternatives to the clearcutting (original backyard scene, patch cut, two storied stand, and thinning). The result of the survey suggests that thinnings were most preferred, clearcuts were least preferred, and patch cuts and two-story were intermediate in both settings. The results also suggest that other attributes (i.e. tree density, stump, and bareground) affect the ratings of scenery. In the same type of harvest, the ratings of backyard settings were lower than those of unspecified settings. Only thinning was acceptable for more than half of the respondents in backyard settings of the four types of harvest methods. In the contingent value survey, about half of the respondents agreed to each scenic easement. However, the ratings of scenery and responses to the CVM survey were not correlated in this study.
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