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  • Pitkänen, Kati; Lehtimäki, Jenni; Puhakka, Riikka (MDPI, 2020)
    International Journal Environmental Research Public Health 17 18 (2020)
    Contact with nature is associated with numerous psychological, physiological and social health and well-being benefits. Outdoor recreation, such as rural second home tourism, provides extensive exposure to the natural environment, but research around health impacts of this exposure is scattered. We review current research on health and well-being impacts of nature and discuss how the characteristics of rural second home environments and their use and users can affect these potential impacts in Finland. We discover four key issues affecting the impacts. First, health and well-being impacts depend on the users; urban people can especially benefit from rural second homes, while child development and the performance of elderly people can also be supported by contact with nature at second homes. Second, the regularity, length and season of second home visits influence the potential to receive benefits as they have an impact on the intensity of nature exposure. Third, the type and quality of second home environment affect contact with nature, such as exposure to health-supporting environmental microbes. Fourth, practices, motives and meanings modify activities and attachment and crucially affect both physical and mental well-being. We conclude that rural second homes have extensive potential to provide nature-related health and well-being benefits and further research is needed.
  • Viljanen, Pekka; Rautiainen, Anne (Ympäristöministeriö, 2007)
    Ympäristöministeriön raportteja 19/2007
    Jokamiehenoikeudet ovat Suomessa laajat ja niillä on tärkeä osa ihmisten jokapäiväisessä elämässä, elinkeinoissa ja harrastuksissa. Jokamiehenoikeuksien käyttäminen liittyy maan omistukseen, omaisuuden suojaan, hallinnanoikeuteen ja kotirauhaan. Jokamiehenoikeuksien oleellisen merkityksen vuoksi ympäristöministeriö teetti selvityksen jokamiehenoikeuksien toteutumista Suomen Latu ry:llä yhteistyössä Ulkoilufoorumin kanssa. Vastaajien käsityksen mukaan jokamiehenoikeudet toimivat Suomessa varsin hyvin. Vastaajista 39 % oli sitä mieltä, että nämä toimivat erittäin hyvin ja 58 % katsoi niiden toimivan melko hyvin. Vain 1 % kyselyyn vastanneista piti jokamiehenoikeuksien toteutumista huonona. Olennaisia eroja vastaajaryhmien välillä ei ollut havaittavissa.
  • Lammi, Tuulia (Helsingfors universitet, 2014)
    The recreational use of private forests is very common in Finland and it is possible due to everyman’s rights. However, recreational use is seldom taken into account in the private forest management because the main purpose of the private forests is usually timber production. That is why especially private forests are places where recreationists face changes in the environment such as loggings. The purpose of the study was to find out the significance of private forests as recreational environments and in recreational use. The focus was on the following questions: in what kind of forest environments the number of visits was the highest, how the participants evaluated the suitableness of different forest environments for recreation and what they thought about the changes in the environment. Furthermore, the interest of the participants to take part in maintaining or improving the recreational values of private forests was examined. The study was conducted as a survey and it was a part of The Finnish Forest Research Institute’s project Natura-based recreation monitoring and assessment. The enquiry was carried out in the year 2010 and the number of respondents was 384. The data was analysed by statistical methods. The variables of the study questions were crosstabulated in different background variable groups such as socioeconomic factors. The forestry actions were analysed by factor analysis and the means of the factor scores were explored in different background variable groups by the analysis of variance. The interest of the participants to take part in maintaining the recreational values of private forests was analysed with the logistic regression analysis. On the strength of the study, the most suitable forest environment for recreation was a sparse and light forest. The participants preferred most slight actions that made the environment more passable but maintained the feel of the forest. Clearcuts were the most disliked. There was not any remarkable interest in paying for the maintaining of the recreational values of private forests, though those who came from southern Finland, who used a lot of their free-time in nature and who regarded landscapes important for recreation were more interested in that than the others. Some participant groups, like those who spent a lot of time at the recreational homes, were interested in maintaining recreational values by taking part in the forest management. Because private forests are not expected to be at a natural state it can be concluded that the recreationists also understand the economic value of private forests. The lack of interest in taking part in maintaining the recreational values of private forests possibly results from that people are not used to the idea of paying for a quality recreational environment.
  • Kellomäki, Seppo (Suomen metsätieteellinen seura, 1977)
  • Kellomäki, Seppo (Suomen metsätieteellinen seura, 1978)
  • Nousiainen, Ismo; Pukkala, Timo (Suomen metsätieteellinen seura, 1992)
  • Koivisto, Matti (Vesihallitus, 1976)
    Vesihallitus. Tiedotus 110
    Engl. summary: Recreational use of waters as a form of leisure activity in the Lohja region