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Hedgerows: their socio-economic benefits – A study based in Devon

Countryside Agency


The main objectives of the study were to identify: the employment and wages of those maintaining and restoring hedges aswell as associated training staff; related local purchases of goods and services; supply of goods and services to local communities (eg firewood,hurdles etc); expenditure by visitors encouraged to visit Devon because of the hedgerow initiative; multiplier impacts associated with landowner, contractor, supplier and visitor expenditure.

Author(s): Countryside Agency

Journal: Countryside Agency

Year: 2001


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