Prioritizing Ecosystem Service Protection and Conservation Efforts in the Forest Plantations of the Red Hills

We use a stated choice experiment to estimate household willingness-to-pay for a program providing incentives to private forest land owners in the Red Hills region of southwest Georgia and northwest Florida. The estimated values of various program attributes inform a landscape analysis that identifies high-priority private forest land that could be targeted for conservation incentives. Households report an increase in utility from the program when it explicitly identifies a target ecosystem-service priority. Also, inclusion of stated preference values in the prioritization plan highlights a potential scarcity effect that has important implications for conservation targeting.


Issue Date:
2013-04
Publication Type:
Journal Article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/148409
Published in:
Agricultural and Resource Economics Review, Volume 42, Number 1
Page range:
225-250
Total Pages:
26




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