Wilderness development decisions and the Krutilla-Fisher model: The case of Scotland's ‘flow country’

Hanley, N. and Craig, S. (1991) Wilderness development decisions and the Krutilla-Fisher model: The case of Scotland's ‘flow country’. Ecological Economics, 4(2), pp. 145-164. (doi: 10.1016/0921-8009(91)90026-B)

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Abstract

This paper reports some results from an empirical study of wilderness management in the ‘Flow Country’ of northern Scotland. The Flow Country is an area of extensive blanket bog, characterized by extensive populations of internationally rare breeding birds, and by a very distinctive landscape. The principle threat to the area at present comes from large scale afforestation. This Activity is subsidized by the state (through the Forestry Commission), and yet seems likely to create irreversible external cost flows. The economic efficiency of continued planting in the area is tested for using the Krutilla-Fisher model. Preservation benefits accruing to both users and non-users are estimated using contingent valuation.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Hanley, Professor Nicholas
Authors: Hanley, N., and Craig, S.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Biodiversity Animal Health and Comparative Medicine
Journal Name:Ecological Economics
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0921-8009
ISSN (Online):1873-6106

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