Recreation Benefit Estimation: A Discussion Summary

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A discussion, of which this article is the summary, indicates there is agreement on the theory, concepts, and need for implementing methods of estimating nonmarket benefits of recreation on public lands. There is also agreement that further research is needed to improve estimation of recreation benefit. Disagreements relate to the ease of implementation and the degree to which results must be qualified.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Professor and Head, Department of Forestry and Outdoor Recreation, College of Natural Resources, Utah State University, Logan

Publication date: January 1, 1980

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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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