Environmental impact of eucalyptus plantations: analysis of rural people's opinion in Cantabria (Spain)

  • J. Saiz de Omeñaca Universidad de Cantabria
  • D. Gomez Martinez Universidad de Cantabria
  • M. J. Reimat Universidad de Cantabria
  • M. G. Saiz de Omeñaca Universidad de Cantabria
  • M. Solar Universidad de Cantabria
  • A. Martin Hernandez Universidad de Cantabria
  • J. A. Saiz de Omeñaca Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrid
Keywords: Forestry, physical environment, rural sociology

Abstract

A public-opinion poll about what the rural population in Cantabria thinks of the influence exerted by eucaliptus groves on the physical environment shows that, even though their power to affect water, fauna and, to a certain extent, the quality of the landscape is accepted as true, only a scanty minority of that population believes that eucaliptus groves influence soil as well. It is also remarkable that, apart from a minority of people, the population inquired does not seem to be worried about either the quality of the landscape or the risk of forest fires or the protecting strength of forest land. They are quite a lot more sensitive to anything that has to do with yields or possible losses.

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Published
1993-06-01
How to Cite
Saiz de OmeñacaJ., Gomez MartinezD., ReimatM. J., Saiz de OmeñacaM. G., SolarM., Martin HernandezA., & Saiz de OmeñacaJ. A. (1993). Environmental impact of eucalyptus plantations: analysis of rural people’s opinion in Cantabria (Spain). Forest Systems, 2(1), 71-88. https://doi.org/10.5424/501
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Research Articles