Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/291524
Title:
Measuring the economic benefits of riparian areas
Author:
Crandall, Kristine Birke, 1964-
Issue Date:
1991
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:
In an attempt to identify the net benefits of different allocations of western water resources, resource economists have developed several techniques to value nonconsumptive water uses--uses which are not well-represented in the marketplace. The application of these techniques to sites with flowing streams and riparian ecosystems is the topic of this thesis. A survey incorporating the travel cost method, the contingent valuation method, and local economic impact analysis was used to assess the benefits of the Hassayampa River Preserve near Wickenburg, Arizona. Wildlife viewing is the primary visitor activity at this site, and is fully dependent on the availability of water in the Hassayampa River. This riparian site produces economic benefits that, while previously unmeasured and unaccounted for, should be included in future water allocation decisions.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Economics, Agricultural.; Recreation.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Agricultural Economics
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Colby, Bonnie G.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleMeasuring the economic benefits of riparian areasen_US
dc.creatorCrandall, Kristine Birke, 1964-en_US
dc.contributor.authorCrandall, Kristine Birke, 1964-en_US
dc.date.issued1991en_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.abstractIn an attempt to identify the net benefits of different allocations of western water resources, resource economists have developed several techniques to value nonconsumptive water uses--uses which are not well-represented in the marketplace. The application of these techniques to sites with flowing streams and riparian ecosystems is the topic of this thesis. A survey incorporating the travel cost method, the contingent valuation method, and local economic impact analysis was used to assess the benefits of the Hassayampa River Preserve near Wickenburg, Arizona. Wildlife viewing is the primary visitor activity at this site, and is fully dependent on the availability of water in the Hassayampa River. This riparian site produces economic benefits that, while previously unmeasured and unaccounted for, should be included in future water allocation decisions.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectEconomics, Agricultural.en_US
dc.subjectRecreation.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineAgricultural Economicsen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorColby, Bonnie G.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1345364en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b27003127en_US
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