Valuing the impacts of forest fires on backcountry forest recreation

Jeffrey Englin, Peter C. Boxall, Kalyan Chakraborty, David O. Watson

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Abstract

A discrete choice travel cost model was developed for backcountry forest recreation using 2 yr of backcountry canoe registrations from Nopiming Park, Manitoba. A statistically significant variable explaining choice of route was the amount of forest along the route that was burned in the last 10 yr; virtually all of which occurred in two particularly severe fires during 1983. The current economic welfare loss from these fires was estimated using a discrete choice travel cost model combined with a count model of trip demand. Since the forest grows back following fire, these losses will eventually decrease to zero. A linear intertemporal damage function for one of the fires is estimated, and the present value of damages under alternative discount rate assumptions is presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)450-455
Number of pages6
JournalForest Science
Volume42
Issue number4
StatePublished - Nov 1996
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • canoeing
  • count models
  • Random utility

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Forestry
  • Plant Science

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Englin, J., Boxall, P. C., Chakraborty, K., & Watson, D. O. (1996). Valuing the impacts of forest fires on backcountry forest recreation. Forest Science, 42(4), 450-455.

Valuing the impacts of forest fires on backcountry forest recreation. / Englin, Jeffrey; Boxall, Peter C.; Chakraborty, Kalyan; Watson, David O.

In: Forest Science, Vol. 42, No. 4, 11.1996, p. 450-455.

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Englin, J, Boxall, PC, Chakraborty, K & Watson, DO 1996, 'Valuing the impacts of forest fires on backcountry forest recreation', Forest Science, vol. 42, no. 4, pp. 450-455.
Englin J, Boxall PC, Chakraborty K, Watson DO. Valuing the impacts of forest fires on backcountry forest recreation. Forest Science. 1996 Nov;42(4):450-455.
Englin, Jeffrey ; Boxall, Peter C. ; Chakraborty, Kalyan ; Watson, David O. / Valuing the impacts of forest fires on backcountry forest recreation. In: Forest Science. 1996 ; Vol. 42, No. 4. pp. 450-455.
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