Economic Valuation of Benefits from ELK Restoration Project in Tennessee
by Dr. Neelam C. Poudyal
Demonstrating public value of restoration projects is critical in safeguarding stakeholders support for wildlife conservation. However, factors including non-market nature of benefits, lottery-rationed demand, and unknown population of beneficiaries make this task challenging. This study combines revealed and stated preference methods of non-market valuation to characterize the economic value of use and non-use values of benefits generated from a recently completed elk restoration project in East Tennessee. Results may be useful to many other elk restoration sites in eastern U.S. for benefit transfer purpose, and the methodology may be adopted for valuation of similar lottery-rationed recreation.
Neelam C. Poudyal is an Associate Professor of Natural Resource Policy and Human Dimensions at Department of Forestry, Wildlife, & Fisheries at University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN. He earned his BS in Forestry (2002) from Tribhuvan University in Nepal, MA in Geography (2004) from the Western Illinois University, Illinois, and PhD in Natural Resource Economics (2008) from the University of Tennessee. Earlier, he served as Assistant Professor of Natural Resource Recreation and Tourism at University of Georgia (2010-2013), and Community Forestry Officer at King Mahendra Trust for Nature Conservation in Nepal (2002-2003).
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