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Factors affecting the value of a wilderness visit: a contingent valuation study of Caribou-Speckled Mountain Wilderness usersAuthor(s): Jeffery A. Michael; Stephen Reiling; Hsiang-Tai Cheng
Source: In: Vander Stoep, Gail A., ed. Proceedings of the 1994 Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium; 1994 April 10-12; Saratoga Springs, NY.: Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-198. Radnor, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 135-137
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Station: Northeastern Research Station
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DescriptionA dichotomous choice contingent valuation model is estimated using an on-site survey of Caribou-Speckled Mountain Wilderness visitors. The results indicate that pre-trip expectations of various trip attributes such as congestion have a greater impact on a trip?s value than the actual conditions of the visit. This research also shows that future economic studies of an area?s nonmarket value can yield valuable information to managers about the characteristics and preferences of wilderness visitors.
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CitationMichael, Jeffery A.; Reiling, Stephen; Cheng, Hsiang-Tai. 1995. Factors affecting the value of a wilderness visit: a contingent valuation study of Caribou-Speckled Mountain Wilderness users. In: Vander Stoep, Gail A., ed. Proceedings of the 1994 Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium; 1994 April 10-12; Saratoga Springs, NY.: Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-198. Radnor, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 135-137
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