ADAPT (Avian diversity and afforestation planning) is a new research project being conducted by University College Cork and BirdWatch Ireland which aims to look at the environmental consequences of forest expansion in Ireland. This survey, targeted at Irish residents, aims to gain an insight into the perception of forests in Ireland and determine how public opinion compares with that of individuals in the forestry industry and regulatory bodies. We also hope to learn more about recent planting trends.
In the context of this survey, a commercial forest plantation refers to an area of planted native and/or non-native tree species that are likely to be harvested at commercial maturity. A native forest refers to a naturally occurring forest, comprising native tree species (species historically present) which are not harvested for commercial exploitation.
Thank you for taking the time to participate in this survey. This survey will only take about 5-10 minutes of your time. Your answers will remain anonymous and survey results will be posted at www.ucc.ie/en/forestecology.
Please complete and submit this survey no later than May 31st, 2014. Respondents must be over 18 years of age. If you have any queries, or require a pdf version, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.