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dc.contributor.authorKaval, Pamela
dc.contributor.authorLoomis, John
dc.contributor.authorTheobald, Dave
dc.date.accessioned2008-12-15T00:41:25Z
dc.date.available2008-12-15T00:41:25Z
dc.date.issued2006-09
dc.identifier.citationKaval, P., Loomis, J. & Theobald, D. (2006). Investigating the relationship between stakeholder opinion about wildfire management and landscape context using GIS. (Department of Economics Working Paper Series, Number 9/06). Hamilton, New Zealand: University of Waikato.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/1632
dc.description.abstractColorado residents living in the wildland urban interface (WUI) were asked about their perception of wildfire risk and their willingness-to-pay (WTP) for three fire management procedures: fuel reduction by thinning, fire suppression and prescribed fires. Respondent home locations were then digitized to enable the calculation of wildfire danger variables from various GIS map layers. These two processes resulted in perceived and actual wildfire risk variables which were then compared and analyzed. Perceived and actual fire danger variables were then used as explanatory variables in WTP functions. Results show that each fire management technique had different variables that would increase a persons WTP. However, overall, WTP values for each of the approaches were substantial. We believe this information shows that people living in the WUI would be willing-to-pay for an annual “wildfire management fee” to offset risks they consciously take by living in the WUI. This fee could potentially decrease the wildfire management cost burden that is currently incurred by taxpayers.en_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherDepartment of Economics, University of Waikatoen_NZ
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDepartment of Economics Working Paper Series
dc.subjectcontingent valuationen_US
dc.subjectGISen_US
dc.subjectwildfireen_US
dc.subjectwildland urban interfaceen_US
dc.titleInvestigating the relationship between stakeholder opinion about wildfire management and landscape context using GISen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
uow.relation.series9/06
dc.relation.isPartOfWorking Paper in Economicsen_NZ
pubs.elements-id53285


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