This book is a collection of papers written for a workshop on the economic value of Alaskan wildlife resources held at Denali National Park in September 1989. It provides resource managers and policy makers with enough background to address their own needs for economic information and analysis.
Part One: What Does Economics Have to Contribute to the Management of Wildlife Resources? 1. An Agency Review and Perspective on the Importance of Economic Information in Wildlife Management 2. A Manager's Guide to the Valuation of Nonmarket Resources: What Do You Really Want to Know? Part Two: A Review of Relevant Economic Theory and Methods 3. Regional Economic Impact Analysis for Alaskan Wildlife Resources 4. A Total Value Framework for Benefit Estimation 5. The Production of Natural Resource Services: An Analysis of Supply Side Economic Benefits and Costs 6. Measuring Net Economic Value and Regional Economic Impact Part Three: Applications to Wildlife and Wildlife Management 7. Estimating the Economic Value of Subsistence Harvest of Wildlife in Alaska 8. Pricing and Revenue Capture: Converting Willingness to Pay into State and Private Revenue 9. Wildlife Economics in the Alaskan Context 10. Managing Environmental Accidents Part Four: Case Studies 11. Developing a Study Plan—The Economic Impact of Wildlife in Alaska 12. The Total Value of the McNeil River State Game Sanctuary