Contingent valuation study of the value of protecting riparian habitat In the Upper San Pedro River Basin, Arizona

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Title:
Contingent valuation study of the value of protecting riparian habitat In the Upper San Pedro River Basin, Arizona
Author:
Orr, Patricia Jane.
Issue Date:
2001
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Sustaining the riparian resources of the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area (SPRNCA) is a challenge, due in part to competing water demands from agricultural and urban users in the Upper San Pedro River Basin in southeastern Arizona. Policymakers attempting to balance these interests seek ways to compare competing demands, often through economic valuation. Comparing the value of water across alternative uses is complicated by the fact that some uses such as the value of preserving riparian ecosystems do not have an observable value in a traditional economic sense (i.e. market values). Using a contingent valuation methodology (CVM) this study estimates a willingness to pay (WTP) by site visitors for riparian area preseration in the SPRNCA. The WTP was estimated from the results of a questionnaire-based survey of visitors at two key visitor locations. This study confirms that respondents place substantial positive economic value on riparian area preservation.
Type:
Thesis-Reproduction (electronic); text
LCSH Subjects:
Hydrology.; Riparian areas -- San Pedro River (Mexico and Ariz.)
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Agricultural and Resource Economics; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Colby, Bonnie G.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleContingent valuation study of the value of protecting riparian habitat In the Upper San Pedro River Basin, Arizonaen_US
dc.creatorOrr, Patricia Jane.en_US
dc.contributor.authorOrr, Patricia Jane.en_US
dc.date.issued2001en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractSustaining the riparian resources of the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area (SPRNCA) is a challenge, due in part to competing water demands from agricultural and urban users in the Upper San Pedro River Basin in southeastern Arizona. Policymakers attempting to balance these interests seek ways to compare competing demands, often through economic valuation. Comparing the value of water across alternative uses is complicated by the fact that some uses such as the value of preserving riparian ecosystems do not have an observable value in a traditional economic sense (i.e. market values). Using a contingent valuation methodology (CVM) this study estimates a willingness to pay (WTP) by site visitors for riparian area preseration in the SPRNCA. The WTP was estimated from the results of a questionnaire-based survey of visitors at two key visitor locations. This study confirms that respondents place substantial positive economic value on riparian area preservation.en_US
dc.description.notehydrology collectionen_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.subject.lcshHydrology.en_US
dc.subject.lcshRiparian areas -- San Pedro River (Mexico and Ariz.)en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineAgricultural and Resource Economicsen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.chairColby, Bonnie G.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc216935390en_US
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