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

Author(s): Jeffrey Englin, John B. Loomis, Armando Gonzalez-Caban
Year Published: 2001
Description:

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.

Citation: Englin, Jeffrey; Loomis, John B.; Gonzalez-Caban, Armando. 2001. The dynamic path of recreational values following a forest fire: a comparative analysis of states in the Intermountain West. Canadian Journal of Forest Research. 31(10): 1837-1844.
Topic(s): Fire Communication & Education, Public Perspectives of Fire Management, Fire & Economics, Fire & Recreation
Ecosystem(s): Montane dry mixed-conifer forest
Document Type: Book or Chapter or Journal Article
NRFSN number: 7924
FRAMES RCS number: 3965
Record updated: Dec 22, 2017