Forest harvesting, resource-based tourism, and remoteness: An analysis of northern Ontario's sport fishing tourism

Len M. Hunt, Peter Boxall, Jeffrey Englin, Wolfgang Haider

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Abstract

This paper assesses the impact that the routine application of Ontario's forest management planning process has on the revenue generation of sport fishing tourism sites. The analysis employs a hedonic pricing model to examine jointly these effects on revenue for three tourism experiences. These tourism experiences offer different degrees of remoteness, and as a consequence, require different levels of effort and cost to visit. Modelling the relationship between price and attributes of sites such as remoteness permits the analysis to forecast the revenue generation potential of sport fishing tourism sites under a range of forest management schemes. The results show that the extent of forest harvesting had no statistical relationship with prices charged for fishing packages at road-, boat-, or train-accessible sites and a negative but small impact on the prices charged for fishing packages at sites accessible by float plane.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)401-409
Number of pages9
JournalCanadian Journal of Forest Research
Volume35
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2005
Externally publishedYes

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Global and Planetary Change
  • Forestry
  • Ecology

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