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Preferences for Public Lands Management under Competing Uses: The Case of Yellowstone National Park

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  • Carol Mansfield
  • Daniel J. Phaneuf
  • F. Reed Johnson
  • Jui-Chen Yang
  • Robert Beach

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We examine snowmobile use conflict in Yellowstone National Park to assess the effect of different winter management policies on heterogeneous visitors’ welfare. Using a stated preference choice experiment we quantify welfare changes for snowmobile riders and non-riders under different snowmobile restrictions. A key determinant of welfare change is visitors’ willingness to trade-off reduced snowmobile access for improved ambient conditions in the park. Our findings support the notion that welfare losses to snowmobile riders could be offset by welfare gains to non-riders, but net benefits will depend on the number of riders and non-riders and the specifics of the policy.

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Article provided by University of Wisconsin Press in its journal Land Economics.

Volume (Year): 84 (2008)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 282-305

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Handle: RePEc:uwp:landec:v:84:y:2008:i:2:p:282-305

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