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Title: Incentives for biodiversity conservation beyond the best management practices: are forestland owners interested
Author: Matta, Jagannadha R.; Alavalapati, Janaki R. R.; Mercer, D. Evan
Source: Land Economics 85(1):132-143
With the growing recognition of the role of environmental services rendered by private lands, landowner involvement has become a critical component of landscape-level strategies to conserve biodiversity. In this paper, we examine the willingness of private forest owners to participate in a conservation program that requires adopting management regimes beyond the existing requlations for the silvicultural best management practices. Results from a multinomial logit model indicate both program attributes and landowner characteristics significantly influencing participation. While the mean incentive payment necessary to induce participation is $95.54 per ha per year, this amount varied among respondents with different forest ownership objectives (JEL Q23. Q24)
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Matta, Jagannadha R.; Alavalapati, Janaki R. R.; Mercer, D. Evan 2009. Incentives for biodiversity conservation beyond the best management practices: are forestland owners interested. Land Economics 85(1):132-143.
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