How do Czechs see urban forests?
M. Vítkováhttps://doi.org/10.17221/4537-JFSCitation:Vítková M. (2006): How do Czechs see urban forests? J. For. Sci., 52: 565-579.
A public opinion poll about urban forests was carried out from spring 2005 to winter 2005/2006. The distribution of questionnaires took place in all 14 regions of theCzechRepublic. The results from the public opinion poll are that most respondents would appreciate the establishment of new urban forests in their neighbourhood. The most common request was for mixed and light forest and the use of natural materials for recreational equipment and natural paths. More than a half of the respondents would use the opportunity to opine about establishing a new urban forest. Most of them would be willing to travel to the forest for up to 30 minutes to use the forest for recreation. Local people would be willing to participate in some forest management and maintenance activities.Keywords:
forest visitors; recreation; sociology; public opinion poll