The dynamic path of recreational values following a forest fire: A comparative analysis of states in the Intermountain West

J. Englin, J. Loomis, A. González-Cabán

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This analysis examines the dynamic path of recreational values following a forest fire in three different states in the intermountain western United States. The travel cost demand analysis found that annual recreation values after a fire follow a highly nonlinear intertemporal path. The path is S-shaped, providing a range of benefits and losses in the years following a fire. While the results discourage the use of a single value throughout the Intermountain West, they do provide a range of likely values that public land managers can apply to fire-affected areas in their jurisdictions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1837-1844
Number of pages8
JournalCanadian Journal of Forest Research
Issue number10
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Global and Planetary Change
  • Forestry
  • Ecology

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