里山づくり活動の展開に向けての研究 : 東広島市の山林所有者意識
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Woodland owners' vision and action in Higashi-hiroshima city : A case study in order to spread the forestry management activities by the residents
Nowadays forestry management is not enough that woods around a city or town, called "sato-yama", become bushy and poor. And many woods are cut away for residential or industrial land development. But "sato-yama" has a value of a field of recreation or environmental education. Of course it plays an important role in the regional eco-system. Recently neighborhood movements are born and expanding in order to manage and conserve the environment of "sato-yama".
There are some groups trying "sato-yama" management in Higashi-hiroshima city. The majority of the members are newcomers to the city. They want to know about the region where they live, and come aware that "sato-yama" is very valuable for all residents. But it is gradually damaged. So they begin to try "sato-yama" management by themselves.
This study aims to clarify the owners' vision about how to use and manage their woodland, and their evaluation of "sato-yama" management activities by the other residents. Because it is necessary to know about the owners' opinion and action in order to spread these activities.
Many owners don't regard "sato-yama" as woodland but as real estate for urban development. So they don't intend to invest their money and labor in the forestry management. Some of them don't trust the "sato-yama" management activities by the residents, and don't want to get involved in these. But 30% of the respondents show intense interest in these. 70% of them insist that it is necessary to gain owners' confidence to continuation of the activities.
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