Valuing Welsh Landscapes - NEW SURVEY!
Do you enjoy walking in the deep shade of a forest or
would you prefer the open vistas of heather moorland?
How we value and enjoy our natural environment is essentially a personal thing which is diffcult to quantify in an objective and repeatable manner.
However, this is what we are currently trying to do for the Welsh Government through the Glastir Monitoring and Evaluation Programme (GMEP). We have been funded to try and evaluate the impact of land management interventions, made by land owners but paid for by all the taxpayers in Wales, and to assess whether they improve the quality of the overall landscape. Our project is attempting to distil some of the common elements that people identify with high quality landscapes and provide a mechanism to quantify these. Many of these measures relate to colour, texture, topography and visual complexity.
As part of our work, we are seeking public opinion to help us answer the following questions:
Do people like certain landscapes?
What do people like about them?
To contribute to our research project by completing a short questionnaire, please follow the links on the right.
To contact us regarding any aspect of the GMEP Landscape project or problems competing the survey, please use the form below: