THE ECONOMIC CONSEQUENCES OF RESERVING FEDERAL LAND FOR BIODIVERSITY PROTECTION IN THE U.S. PACIFIC NORTHWEST

We empirically investigate the effects of the Northwest Forest Plan on two widely-used economic indicators: employment growth and net migration. We find weak evidence that that setting aside 10 million acres of productive forest land for biodiversity protection had a large, but short-lived effect on employment growth.


Issue Date:
2004
Publication Type:
Conference Paper/ Presentation
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/20288
Total Pages:
26
Series Statement:
Selected Paper




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