The purpose of this research aimed to study visitors' environmental perception including utilization situation, opinions, and satisfaction toward four forested trails in I-Lan County. Based on the questionnaire, results showed that respondents seldom visited these forested trails, but they stayed there for a long time if they visited. The main motivations for respondents to visit forested trails included nature sightseeing, relaxation, and exercise and hiking. Through the factor analysis, respondents' opinions toward forested trails could be summarized into three factors that included trail function, public participation, and management. The respondents’ opinions were divergent and no consensus about user charge for visiting forested trails. Based on the result of analytic hierarchy process, the natural and cultural resources had the highest weighted value (0.603) for the environmental attributes of forested trails, and the following were trail characteristics (0.218) and trail facilities (0.179). The respondents most satisfied with natural resources in these forested trails.
|Translated title of the contribution||Visitors' Environmental Perception toward Four Forested Trails in I-Lan County|
|Original language||Chinese (Traditional)|
|Number of pages||18|
|Publication status||Published - 2009|
- Forested trails
- Public participation