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Rural Land Use and Sale Preferences in a Wyoming County

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  • Katherine Inman
  • Donald M. McLeod
  • Dale J. Menkhaus

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This paper explores preferences for use and sale of three types of agricultural land in Sublette County, Wyoming. Most respondents agreed that productive (irrigated) landscapes should remain in agriculture. Well-established residents, large landowners, and those pursuing low taxes preferred agricultural and recreation/ wildlife uses of more remote landscapes. Wealthier and part-time respondents were more likely to prefer residential use. Respondents expecting improved quality of life with population growth supported land sales. Those who would leave the county if population increased were not likely to sell. Results are applicable to other growing Western counties and are important for land use planning.

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  • Katherine Inman & Donald M. McLeod & Dale J. Menkhaus, 2002. "Rural Land Use and Sale Preferences in a Wyoming County," Land Economics, University of Wisconsin Press, vol. 78(1), pages 72-87.
  • Handle: RePEc:uwp:landec:v:78:y:2002:i:1:p:72-87
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    1. McLeod, Donald M. & Woirhaye, Jody & Menkhaus, Dale J., 1999. "Factors Influencing Support For Rural Land Use Control: A Case Study," Agricultural and Resource Economics Review, Northeastern Agricultural and Resource Economics Association, vol. 28(1), April.
    2. Jeffrey Kline & Dennis Wichelns, 1996. "Public Preferences Regarding the Goals of Farmland Preservation Programs," Land Economics, University of Wisconsin Press, vol. 72(4), pages 538-549.
    3. McLeod, Donald M. & Woirhaye, Jody & Menkhaus, Dale J., 1999. "Factors Influencing Support for Rural Land Use Control: A Case Study," Agricultural and Resource Economics Review, Cambridge University Press, vol. 28(01), pages 44-56, April.
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    1. Reed, L.L. & Kleynhans, Theo E., 2009. "Agricultural land purchases for alternative uses – evidence from two farming areas in the Western Cape province, South Africa," Agrekon, Agricultural Economics Association of South Africa (AEASA), vol. 48(3), September.
    2. Kelley, Hugh & Evans, Tom, 2011. "The relative influences of land-owner and landscape heterogeneity in an agent-based model of land-use," Ecological Economics, Elsevier, vol. 70(6), pages 1075-1087, April.
    3. James R. Wasson & Donald M. McLeod & Christopher T. Bastian & Benjamin S. Rashford, 2013. "The Effects of Environmental Amenities on Agricultural Land Values," Land Economics, University of Wisconsin Press, vol. 89(3), pages 466-478.
    4. Sami Myyrä & Eija Pouta, 2010. "Farmland Owners’ Land Sale Preferences: Can They Be Affected by Taxation Programs?," Land Economics, University of Wisconsin Press, vol. 86(2), pages 245-262.

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    • Q24 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Renewable Resources and Conservation - - - Land

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