This study aims to research the potentiality of volunteer activities for conserving rural landscape, sustainable environment and productivity, The ten-day conservation working holidays were conducted with conifer forest thinning, shrub clearing, invaded bamboo forest clearing and collapsed terraced paddy field restoring. Such physical work results as cut tree numbers, cleared areas, height and width of stone walling were considered with labor time and number, and estimated the cost effect comparing with traders. As the results, it became apparent that volunteer work had considerable potential for countryside and woodland conservation. including multiple social and mental effects.
|Translated title of the contribution
|A Case Study of the Cost Evaluation of Citizen's Voluntary Work for Conservation of Rural Woodlands and Terraced Paddy Fields
|Number of pages
|Published - 1999