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Title: Land Preservation in British Columbia: An Empirical Analysis of the Factors Underlying Public Support and Willingness to Pay
Authors: Androkovich, Robert A.
Desjardins, Ivan
Tarzwell, Gordon
Tsogaris, Peter
Keywords: agriculture
contingent
land
preservation
valuation
JEL Codes: Q15
Q24
Q28
Q51
Issue Date: 2008-12
Abstract: This study extends previous empirical research on land preservation by considering an actual land preservation scheme, the agricultural land reserve in British Columbia, Canada. The reserve was established in 1973 to ensure that development did not occur on the province’s most productive agricultural land. ‘To ensure that local food production is maintained,’ ‘the economic importance of British Columbia’s agricultural sector,’ and ‘to protect the environment’ are the most important factors that underlie support for the reserve. Aggregate, provincewide willingness to pay to maintain the land reserve is substantial, with our most conservative estimate being Can$91.18 million per year.
URI: http://purl.umn.edu/47273
Institution/Association: Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics>Volume 40, Number 03, December 2008
Total Pages: 15
From Page: 999
To Page: 1013
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