‘Forests and society’ module
Forests are becoming increasingly important as recreational areas in Switzerland. For the management of recreational forests, it is essential to have information regarding the social function of the forest. In this module, knowledge is being acquired on the systematic and long-term monitoring of recreational use. The focus is on visitor frequencies in forests close to settlements, but also on the forest visitors themselves in terms of their visiting behaviour, activities, preferences and motives. Where possible, social data are linked with physical forest data from the NFI sample plots.
- Hegetschweiler, K. T.; Plum, C.; Fischer, C.; Brändli, U. B.; Ginzler, C.; Hunziker, M. (2017) Towards a comprehensive social and natural scientific forest-recreation monitoring instrument - a prototypical approach. Landscape and Urban Planning 167: 84–97.
- Hegetschweiler, T.; Fischer, C. (2018) Das Projekt ‘WaMos meets NFI’. Infoblatt Arbeitsgruppe Waldplanung und -management 18(1): 7–9.
- Hegetschweiler, K. T.; Fischer, C.; Moretti, M.; Hunziker, M. (2020) Integrating data from National Forest Inventories into socio-cultural forest monitoring – a new approach. Scandinavian Journal of Forest Research 35(5–6): 274–285.
- Hegetschweiler, T.;Allgaier Leuch, B.; Fischer, C. (2021) Die Erholungsnutzung im Wald nimmt zu. Wald und Holz 102(7): 19–22.