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Economic Benefits of the Mojave Desert

Economic Benefits of the Mojave Desert

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06/16/2009

 
 
Economic Benefits Provided byNatural Lands: Case Study of California’s Mojave Desert
Timm Kroeger and Paula Manalo
Defenders of Wildlife
 
 
 This report can be found online athttp://www.defenders.org/publications/mojave_economics  Authors: Timm Kroeger, Ph.D., and Paula Manalo, Conservation
 
Economics Program
Defenders of Wildlife is a national nonprofit membership organization dedicated to the protection of all native wild animals and plants in their natural communities.
National HeadquartersDefenders of Wildlife1130 17
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St. NW  Washington, DC 20036 USA Tel.: (202) 682-9400; website www.defenders.org  © Defenders of Wildlife July 2007
 
Economic Benefits Provided by NaturalLands: Case Study of California’s MojaveDesert
 
 
i
Table of contents  page 
List of abbreviations..............................................................................................................................iList of Tables.........................................................................................................................................iiList of Figures.......................................................................................................................................iii Acknowledgements..............................................................................................................................iv Executive summary...............................................................................................................................1
I. Introduction
...................................................................................................................................4
Ecosystems and economic value 
.........................................................................................4
Quantification of economic value 
.......................................................................................5
Benefits transfer 
...........................................................................................................................9
 Approaches to benefits transfer 
.............................................................................................10
Economic value of lands in the Mojave Desert 
.............................................................11
1) Direct use values 
...................................................................................................................11
2) Indirect use values 
.................................................................................................................13
3) Passive use values and option value 
........................................................................................16
What exactly is it that we are measuring? Defining the boundariesof the analysis
.........................................................................................................................17
II. Study area selection
.................................................................................................................19
Study area characteristics
....................................................................................................21
Land ownership composition 
......................................................................................................22
Population 
.................................................................................................................................22
Economy 
...................................................................................................................................24
Vegetation 
.................................................................................................................................24
Endangered, threatened and rare species 
.....................................................................................26
Uses of the lands in the Mojave bioregion
.....................................................................28
Recreation 
.................................................................................................................................28
Passive recreation 
.......................................................................................................................29
Housing, renewable energy, agriculture, film 
................................................................................31
Educational and scientific uses 
...................................................................................................31
Other direct uses of the Mojave 
...................................................................................................32
Indirect and passive uses 
............................................................................................................32
III. Estimation of the economic values generated by the lands in the Mojavebioregion
..................................................................................................................................33
1.
 
Direct use values of the Mojave
.....................................................................................33
 
Recreation
.............................................................................................................................33
Recreation visitor expenditures in the Mojave 
.......................................................................34
 Multiplier effects of recreational expenditures 
........................................................................42
Consumer surplus of recreationists 
.......................................................................................46
Pass-through “passive” recreation value of roadside scenic beauty 
..........................................50

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