Recreational use of forests by young people

Recreational use of forests by young people


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The article is a continuation of research conducted in 2016–2017, whose goal was to determine expectations and needs of young people regarding forests. In this study, attention is focused on different preferences of high-school students and University students. Frequency and reasons for which high-school students visit forests have been studied. Forms of forest activities preferred by the respondents as well as familiarity of young people with the sanitary state of the woodlands, the role of biocoenosis in the ecosystem and its significance for people have been analysed. The respondents’ knowledge of rules to be followed when being in a forest, use of its resources and major threats to this ecosystem have been studied.

DOI 10.2478/frp-2020-0002
Source Leśne Prace Badawcze, 2020, 81 (1): 9–16
Print ISSN 1732-9442
Online ISSN
Type of article
Original research article
Original title
Recreational use of forests by young people
Publisher Instytut Badawczy Leśnictwa, Sękocin Stary, Poland
Date 24 March 2020

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