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The Benefits of Preserving Visibility in the National Parklands of the Southwest, Volume VIII of Methods Development for Environmental Control Benefits Assessment
This study was designed to measure the economic value of preserving visibility in the National Parklands of the Southwest. This was done using survey techniques, which revealed that Americans place great value on the preservation of air quality in the Parklands Region and that this valuation is not localized to residents of the Southwest. Further, the report found that pure existence value overwhelms a substantial user value for the National Parks of the region.
The report is divided into the following chapters:
- 1. Introduction
2. Representing Visibility with Photographs
3. Regional Emissions and Visbility
4. Perception of Visibility
5. Measuring the Economic Value of Visibility
6. Survey Design
7. Survey Results
8. Aggregate Benefits of Preserving Visibility
- A. Theory of Visibility Applicable to This Study
B. Valuing Public Goods: A Comparison of Survey and Hedonic Approaches
C. Visibility Questionaire
The report is available in this database, but has been divided into a number of separate files to facilitate downloading. The download file buttons below indicate which sections of this report are contained in each of the files.
1. Benefits Analysis
1. Benefits Analysis - Valuation
1. Benefits Analysis - Valuation - Stated Preference
1. Benefits Analysis - Valuation - Stated Preference - Contingent ValuationEnvironmental Media:
a. Air - TroposphericAuthors:
Brookshire, David S.
Schulze, William D.
Walther, Eric G.
Thayer, Mark A.
Whitworth, ReganEPA Project Officer/ Manager:
Carlin, AlanGeographic Area:Study Purpose: Empirical ApplicationReport Series: Methods Development for Environmental Control Benefits Assessment
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- Participating Organizations
Wyoming, University of Address:
City: Laramie State: WY ZIP:
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Policy, Ploanning and Evaluation
City: Washington State: DC ZIP: 20460
- Report Details
FinalDate: 09/01/1985Number of Pages: 138EPA #:
- How to Obtain Report