This book provides a comprehensive review of the advanced techniques in the valuation of wildland benefits. It discusses concepts and problems in wildland benefit valuation, offering perspectives on the role of benefit-cost analysis as a decision-making tool in the formation of public land policy.
1. The Valuation of Wildland Benefits: An Overview 2. The Conceptual Basis of Benefit Cost Analysis 3. Benefit Cost Analysis as an Information System 4. Theoretical Bases for Non-Market Benefit Estimation 5. Land Market Theory and Methodology in Wildland Management 6. Valuation of Mineral Resources 7. Timber Valuation 8. Estimating Benefits of Range for Wildland Management and Planning 9. Valuation of Water on Wildlands 10. Benefit Estimation for Scenic and Visibility Services 11. Benefits of Outdoor Recreation and Some Ideas for Valuing Recreation Opportunities 12. Problems in Wildlife Valuation in Natural Resource Management 13. Recreation Benefits from Public Lands