The Value of Forest Conservation for Water Quality Protection
AbstractForests protect water quality by reducing soil erosion, sedimentation, and pollution; yet there is little information about the economic value of conserving forests for water quality protection in much of the United States. To assess this value, we conducted a meta-analysis of willingness-to-pay (WTP) for protecting unimpaired waters, and econometrically determined several significant drivers of WTP: type of conservation instrument (tool), aquatic resource type, geographic context, spatial scale, time, and household income. Using a benefit transfer to two highly forested sites, we illustrate the importance of these factors on WTP for water quality protection programs, forest conservation and policy design. View Full-Text
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Kreye, M.M.; Adams, D.C.; Escobedo, F.J. The Value of Forest Conservation for Water Quality Protection. Forests 2014, 5, 862-884.
Kreye MM, Adams DC, Escobedo FJ. The Value of Forest Conservation for Water Quality Protection. Forests. 2014; 5(5):862-884.Chicago/Turabian Style
Kreye, Melissa M.; Adams, Damian C.; Escobedo, Francisco J. 2014. "The Value of Forest Conservation for Water Quality Protection." Forests 5, no. 5: 862-884.