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New Zealand Journal of Forestry (1976) 21(1): 43–57
©New Zealand Institute of Forestry

Research article
Recreation and amenity in coniferous production forests: Some overseas observations and some suggestions for New Zealand

A.N. Cooper



Public usage of exotic production forests in New Zealand, for recreation and amenity purposes, constitutes a new field of endeavour for forest managers. A study of some forest areas overseas was made in order to learn at first hand how best to manage both people and production to the detriment of neither. A major proposal for New Zealand is the easing of the Forests Act 1949 to allow for public entry into forests without a permit for purposes of quiet enjoying.
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