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    Author(s): Donald F. Dennis; Walter F. Kuentzel
    Date: 1998
    Source: In: Vogelsong, Hans G., comp, ed. Proceedings of the 1997 Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium; 1997 April 6 - 9; Bolton Landing, NY. Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-241. Radnor, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 151-154.
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: Northeastern Research Station
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    This research explores the use of conjoint analysis to assess and understand wetland values. A conjoint rating survey was designed and mailed to landowners in the Laplatte River Basin (Lake Champlain) in Vermont. Landowners rated options to protect wetlands that varied by the wetland's ability to decrease pollutants entering Lake Champlain, value in providing food and shelter for wildlife, opportunities for outdoor recreation, surrounding land use, the presence of rare or unique vegetation, and cost to each household to protect. The analytical capabilities of the conjoint rating model are discussed.

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    Dennis, Donald F.; Kuentzel, Walter F. 1998. Valuing wetland attributes in the Lake Champlain Basin. In: Vogelsong, Hans G., comp, ed. Proceedings of the 1997 Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium; 1997 April 6 - 9; Bolton Landing, NY. Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-241. Radnor, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 151-154.

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