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Title: Fostering the production of nontimber services among forest owners with heterogeneous objectives.

Author: Kline, Jeffrey D.; Alig, Ralph J.; Johnson, Rebecca L.;

Date: 2000

Source: Forest Science. 46(2): 302-311

Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication

Description: Programs to enhance nontimber services increasingly focus on nonindustrial private forest (NIPF) owners. These owners are believed to possess multiple objectives, causing them to respond to economic forces and policies in complex and unpredictable ways. We examine NIPF owners in western Oregon and western Washington, using a survey to document their forest ownership objectives and willingness to accept incentive payments to forego harvesting to improve wildlife habitat. An empirical model is developed describing owners' willingness to accept incentive payments to delay harvest, as a function of their forest ownership objectives and socioeconomic characteristics. Mean incentive payments necessary to induce owners to forego harvest are higher for owners possessing primarily timber objectives ($301-314/ha/yr), than for owners possessing both timber and nontimber objectives ($254-257/ha/yr) or primarily recreation objectives ($185-210/ha/yr). An estimated supply curve describing the area of NIPF land on which owners would forego harvesting for 10 yr varies from relatively flat to fairly steep. Although many owners would require little or no incentive to forego harvest, others would require a significant incentive. Nontimber services likely could be enhanced by targeting incentive programs or technical assistance toward NIPF owners possessing nontimber objectives.

Keywords: Forest policy, nonindustrial private forest owners, endangered species, carbon sequestration

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Kline, Jeffrey D.; Alig, Ralph J.; Johnson, Rebecca L. 2000. Fostering the production of nontimber services among forest owners with heterogeneous objectives. Forest Science. 46(2): 302-311

 


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