The brief from the Forestry Commission asked for a review of research in the following areas:
a) landscape perceptions, especially those of forests and woodlands;
b) landscape aesthetics, especially those of forests and woodlands and the experience of being in them.
The review was to avoid the areas of landscape preference unless these were linked specifically to perception.
In addition, the consultants were asked to "recommend potentially fruitful areas of research for the Forestry Commission to pursue and areas to be avoided because there is little further to be gained".
The results of the review were presented at a Landscape Research Seminar of Forestry Commission personnel and invited attendees on 25th March 1998 in The Salveson Room, Members House, Edinburgh Zoo.