Wilderness Costs in New England
Abstract:This paper proposes a theoretically complete direct social cost-accounting framework for use in considering wilderness designation proposals. It is an alternative to the incomplete analysis Congress has used in the past. When the method was applied oh four wildernesses in Vermont and New Hampshire, it showed that costs for fiscal year 1977 were substantially higher than the estimates Congress had before designation in 1975.
Document Type: Journal Article
Affiliations: Associate Economist, Southern Forest Experiment Station, USDA Forest Service, New Orleans, Louisiana
Publication date: September 1, 1980
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