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North Dakota Households' Attitudes Toward Wetland Preservation


  • Leitch, Jay A.
  • Hirsch, Steven A.


Over one-half (57%) of the 1,757 respondents to a random survey of North Dakota households agree that all remaining natural wetlands in the state should be preserved. Nearly two- thirds (63%) of the respondents support compensating landowners for preserving wetlands. However, the amount most respondents were willing to pay landowners was $10 or less per year. Over one-third (38%) of the respondents used wetlands for outdoor recreation. Responses were somewhat related to socioeconomic characteristics such as age, gender, income, education, and place of residence.

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  • Leitch, Jay A. & Hirsch, Steven A., 1998. "North Dakota Households' Attitudes Toward Wetland Preservation," AE Series 23086, North Dakota State University, Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:nddaes:23086
    DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.23086

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    1. G. C. van Kooten & Andrew Schmitz, 1992. "Preserving Waterfowl Habitat on the Canadian Prairies: Economic Incentives versus Moral Suasion," American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, vol. 74(1), pages 79-89.
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