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dc.contributor.authorFukuda, Y
dc.contributor.authorMcWilliam, Wendy
dc.contributor.authorMoller, H
dc.coverage.spatialPortland, Oregon
dc.description.abstractWoody vegetation networks in intensive agricultural landscapes provide many public ecosystem services, including mitigation of farming environmental impacts (e.g. Parkyn et al. 2003); however, many are small, fragmented and degraded (e.g. Norton and Miller, 2000). Their establishment can result in reduced farm productivity, and significant maintenance costs (e.g. Rhodes et al. 2002). Countries with neo-liberal political systems rely on farmers to voluntarily plant networks and supporters argue farmers are the landowners and decision makers regarding landscape change. However, little is know about farmer attitudes and behaviours regarding network restoration, or the effectiveness of voluntary policies (Edling 2003). Using New Zealand dairy farms as a case study, a questionnaire determines what, where and why farmers plant, and the effectiveness of voluntary policy approaches. Preliminary results indicate many farmers have removed components, such as shelterbelts, and are planting relatively small riparian and wetland areas to provide public ecosystem services such as water cleansing and nature conservation. However, many are not planting due to a lack of sufficient private ecosystem services. Few farmers take advantage of government incentive programs. While half indicate sufficient incentives would motivate them to plant, the other half indicate incentives would not influence their decision making. Recommendations for improved approaches for encouraging woody vegetation network retention and restoration are provided.
dc.format.extent10 pages
dc.source9th IALE World Congress 2015: Crossing Scales, Crossing Borders: Global Approaches to Complex Challenges
dc.subjectintensive dairy rangeland farming
dc.subjectgreen infrastructure
dc.subjectfarmer attitudes and behaviour
dc.subjectwoody vegetation
dc.titleFarmer attitudes and behaviours regarding the restoration of woody vegetation on intensive pastoral dairy farms
dc.typeConference Contribution - unpublished
lu.contributor.unitLincoln University
lu.contributor.unitFaculty of Environment, Society and Design
lu.contributor.unitSchool of Landscape Architecture
dc.subject.anzsrc070101 Agricultural Land Management
pubs.organisational-group|LU|Faculty of Environment, Society and Design
pubs.organisational-group|LU|Faculty of Environment, Society and Design|SOLA
pubs.organisational-group|LU|Research Management Office
pubs.organisational-group|LU|Research Management Office|QE18
dc.publisher.placePortland, Oregon
lu.subtypeConference Oral Presentation

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