With global population increasing faster than ever, the need to protect land from development is at an all-time high. This paper seeks the measure the public preference for a new national park located in northern Maine. A national park will both protect the land and inject a much-needed economic stimulus to the surrounding communities. The study uses the choice experiment valuation method to quantify its results. Through this revealed preference we can quantify which characteristics are most important to the public so that these characteristics may be considered if the project is ever approved.
Wilsterman, Alexander G.
"Using choice experiment valuation methods to measure public preference for a new national park in Maine,"
Journal of Environmental and Resource Economics at Colby:
1, Article 13.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.colby.edu/jerec/vol2/iss1/13
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