Preservation and change in the upland landscape: the public benefits of grazing management

Bullock, C. H. and Kay, J. (1997) Preservation and change in the upland landscape: the public benefits of grazing management. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 40(3), 315 - 344. (doi:10.1080/09640569712119)

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Abstract

A contingent valuation survey was undertaken to estimate the public benefits of landscapechanges that could arise from reductions in grazing levels using the example of the Central Southern Uplands of Scotland. A dichotomous choice with continuous follow-up format was used to quantify the environmentalbenefit in terms of the willingness to pay of the general public and visitors. The paper discusses the merits of this format and the evidence of starting-point bias. In addition, the results are compared with the preferences of locals and interest groups as expressed through focus group sessions and subsets of the survey. A strong preference for more tree cover was evident, a landscape feature not well represented in the current landscape.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Kay, Dr Jim
Authors: Bullock, C. H., and Kay, J.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Mathematics and Statistics > Statistics
Journal Name:Journal of Environmental Planning and Management
Publisher:Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
ISSN:0964-0568
ISSN (Online):1360-0559

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