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Benefit-Cost Analysis for Appraisal of Recreation Alternatives

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Techniques of benefit estimation have been developed sufficiently to make benefit-cost analysis fully applicable to appraisal of recreation alternatives on public forests. Willingness of users to pay is the appropriate way to measure benefits, and can be estimated from either the participation behavior of recreation users or by surveying a sample of participants to learn their preferences.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Research Associate, Resources for the Future, Washington, D.C.

Publication date: March 1, 1979

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  • The Journal of Forestry is the most widely circulated scholarly forestry journal in the world. In print since 1902, the Journal has received several national awards for excellence. The mission of the Journal of Forestry is to advance the profession of forestry by keeping forest management professionals informed about significant developments and ideas in the many facets of forestry: economics, education and communication, entomology and pathology, fire, forest ecology, geospatial technologies, history, international forestry, measurements, policy, recreation, silviculture, social sciences, soils and hydrology, urban and community forestry, utilization and engineering, and wildlife management. The Journal is published bimonthly: January, March, May, July, September, and November.
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