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Resolving Range Conflict in Nevada? Buyouts and Other Compensation Alternatives


  • G. Cornelis van Kooten
  • Roy W. Thomsen
  • Tom Hobby


To mitigate the adverse effects of reduced access to public forage, ranchers may require financial or other forms of “compensation.” In this paper, we use results from a survey of Nevada ranchers to examine their willingness to sell grazing permits and participate in other schemes that enable them to continue ranching in spite of declining access to public forage. On average, ranchers demand $255 per animal unit month to sell grazing permits, while support for other programs, some of which are performance based, depends on whether respondents trust public agencies and intend to pass their ranch onto an heir. Copyright 2006, Oxford University Press.

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  • G. Cornelis van Kooten & Roy W. Thomsen & Tom Hobby, 2006. "Resolving Range Conflict in Nevada? Buyouts and Other Compensation Alternatives," Review of Agricultural Economics, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, vol. 28(4), pages 515-530.
  • Handle: RePEc:oup:revage:v:28:y:2006:i:4:p:515-530

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    1. Bell, Caroline D. & Roberts, Roland K. & English, Burton C. & Park, William M., 1994. "A Logit Analysis Of Participation In Tennessee'S Forest Stewardship Program," Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Southern Agricultural Economics Association, vol. 26(02), December.
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    • Q00 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - General - - - General
    • R14 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Land Use Patterns


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