© Ingo Zasada

© Ingo Zasada

© Ingo Zasada

© Ingo Zasada

© Ingo Zasada

© Ingo Zasada

© Teodor Radev

© Ruka-Kuusamo Tourist Association

© Martin Küttim

Scenery and recreation issues in PROVIDE deal with the effects of forestry on landscape aesthetics. Issues include threats to scenery and recreation due to intensive forestry management, as well as the opportunities of enhancing recreation potential by better promotion of recreation areas.

In the forest areas of Ruka-Kuusamo in Northern Finland (FI-1) and in Harju-County in Northern Estonia (EE-1), the same management context (clear cutting in private and public forests) is identified as responsible for the imbalance between the demand and provision of recreational public goods from forest areas. In contrast, the Ralsko Geopark in Czeck Republic (CZ-2), a formerly military area, is opened to society for recreational use. Here, threats to the use of the recreational public goods are rather seen in an insufficient integration of the most important stakeholders into the Geopark concept. As regards the agricultural clusters, it becomes evident that scenery and recreation obviously plays no major role in the context of intensive agricultural production or against the risk of abandonment of agricultural production. The two agricultural CSRs considering scenery and recreation both come from the low intensive production cluster. In both regions, the Bulgarian South planning region (BG-1) and the Romanian Dorna valley (RO-1), the public good of scenery and recreation is threatened by intensification tendencies and mismanagement.

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