Analiza działalności nadleśnictwa Olsztyn w kontekście rozwoju sylwaturystyki i edukacji leśnej w latach 2009-2015
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The analysis of Olsztyn Forest District activitiy in the context of forest tourism and forest education developmet in 2009-2015
Nature-based tourism is the fastest growing tourism sector not only nationally, but also globally. Forest tourism are very attractive and unique type of naturebased tourism. The main aim of this study was to examine the use of forests for the purposes of tourism and recreation in Olsztyn Forest District, based on an analysis of activities carried out by foresters. Olsztyn Forest District lies in the Province of Warmia and Mazury, in the vicinity of Olsztyn, the capital city of the province. The surface area of this District is almost 16 thousand ha. Olsztyn Forest District belongs to the Forest Promotional Complex called the Olsztyn Forests, which covers the areas of two forest districts: Kudypy and Olsztyn. Olsztyn Forest District is composed of 10 forestries. The attractiveness of the forest district consists of natural values (including two nature reserves, two Natura 2000 areas, three areas of protected landscape and five natural monuments) and cultural values, i.e. the chapels, gothic churches and historic cemeteries. Olsztyn Forest District has created four educational trails along key features. There are also a nordic-walking trail and a part of the trail for horse riding. The most popular type of educational activities organized by Olsztyn Forest District in 2009-2015 were happenings and educational events. The interest among children and their participation in various forms of recreation and forest education has risen over the past years in connection with increasing number of the Forest Distirict’s employees involved in the organization of such recreational and educational activities. The participation of adult persons has remained on a stable level. With the knowledge of forest ecosystems and the trends of the modern tourism market, foresters could educate tourists on the value of forest heritage.