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Contractualiser l'ouverture des forêts privées au public?

Abstract : Leisure and recreation in forest and woodlands remain very popular in France. In order to face the increasing recreation demand, the latest forest law of 2001 turns to private forest owners to provide recreation activities. Then, it encourages the implementation of financial incentive schemes to better integrate the supply of recreation services with the other functions of the forest and woodlands, productive and non-productive ones. After six years of existence of the law, few conventions have been concluded since as public authorities as the representatives of landowners had little information at their disposal to launch negotiation on the contract terms. This paper emphasizes the uptake of agreements on free access recreational activities through the estimation of the landowner's willingness to accept for different constraints generated by the public recreational use. The results point out the disparity of individual valuations and the extent of the financial cost to pursue the application of the law in comparison with non-monetary benefit of forest recreation estimated at ¤2billions per year, at the national level.
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Mbolatiana Rambonilaza, J. Gadaud, Patrick Point. Contractualiser l'ouverture des forêts privées au public?. 2008, XXIII (1), pp.51-87. ⟨hal-02590706⟩



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