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Bender, Mari, 2017. Enkätundersökning om skogsskador och hjortvilt. First cycle, G2E. Skinnskatteberg: SLU, School for Forest Management



One of the most challenging problem in the Swedish forestry is damages caused by wild deer. The damages result in great consequences, not only economical due to quality and production loss, they also effect the biodiversity in the forest. The main principle in Swedish forestry is that damages should be avoided. Different measures are available to prevent and reduce already existing damages, the measures are many and of different character.
The report Survey of forest damages and wild deer is the result of a cooperation with Södra forest owner association. With 50 000 members and 36 000 connected forest farms, Södra is the largest forest owner association in Sweden.
The purpose of the study Survey of forest damages and wild deer is to examine and map how members within Södra experience problems caused by wild deer, what kind of help is requested from Södra and which measures are made by the members to prevent damages. The report is based on a survey sent to members within the Kinna region. The survey contained 31 questions and was sent to 152 randomly selected members. 41 answers were returned and later processed.
The answers collected shows that almost every one of the respondents conducts measures to prevent unacceptable damages caused by wild deer. The most common measure is hunting. The most common measure to save value in already damaged forest is pruning. Among the measures to provide game with feed, environmental regard in connection to forestry measures is most commonly occurring.
The main part of the forest owners state that they have little problems with damages caused by fallow and red deer while damages caused by elk and roe deer are more common.
Södras members asks for more information about the wild deer -elk and roe deer. How to create feed for wild game, how to save value in already damaged forests and how to avoid unacceptable damages caused by wild deer are other areas where the members want more information from the association.

Main title:Enkätundersökning om skogsskador och hjortvilt
Authors:Bender, Mari
Supervisor:Börjesson, Börje
Examiner:Sundstedt, Eric
Series:Examensarbete / SLU, Skogsmästarprogrammet
Volume/Sequential designation:2017:01
Year of Publication:2017
Level and depth descriptor:First cycle, G2E
Student's programme affiliation:SY002 Forest Management - Bachelor's Programme 180 HEC
Supervising department:(S) > School for Forest Management
Keywords:viltfoder, skogsbruksåtgärd, skogsägare
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Subject. Use of subject categories until 2023-04-30.:Forestry - General aspects
Deposited On:21 Feb 2017 10:50
Metadata Last Modified:21 Feb 2017 10:50

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