Assessing the Priorities Using A'WOT Among Resource Management Strategies at the Finnish Forest and Park Service
The A'WOT was used in connection with the strategic planning of natural resource management at the Finnish Forest and Park Service (FFPS). Four alternative strategies were produced during the planning process. The alternatives produced were Forestry Strategy (emphasis on sustainable economic use of forests); Recreation Strategy (emphasis on recreational use of forests and social and economic sustainability); Protection Strategy (emphasis on nature protection and ecological sustainability); and the Basic Strategy (current land allocation and forestry practice principles). Opportunities determined by the priorities of the scaling factors had the greatest weight in all the business units of the FFPS. The most important internal factors included both strengths (know–how, land, and water property ) along with a couple of weaknesses (lack of information concerning biodiversity due to insufficient planning resources, age, and development class structures of forests). FOR. SCI. 47(4):534–541.
Keywords: AHP; SWOT; decision analysis; environmental management; forest; forest management; forest planning; forest resources; forestry; forestry research; forestry science; natural resource management; natural resources; strategic planning
Document Type: Miscellaneous
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Publication date: 2001-11-01
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