Contingent valuation of marine protected areas: Southern California rocky intertidal ecosystems

Contingent valuation of marine protected areas: Southern California rocky intertidal ecosystems

Primary Country: United States
Ecosystem: shores
Sample Value Estimates:
  1. $6.11 / family / day: mean WTP per visit to Southern California rocky intertidal ecosystems
  2. $3.6 million / mile / year: estimated potential annual economic revenues per mile from a $6 fee
  3. $6.78 / family visit: CS per person per day for tidepool visits in California
  4. $6 / family / visit: WTP per family visit for enacting policies to reduce illegal collecting and on-site habitat disturbance at sandy beaches or adjacent rocky habitats in Orange County
  5. $3.6-4.8 million: extrapolated value per mile of coastline
  6. $7 / visit / family: Mean family WTP to prevent reductions in the status of Southern California's rocky intertidal zone
  7. $6 / visit / family: WTP per family visiting the Orange County rocky intertidal zone and adjacent beaches for policies reducing illegal collecting and onsite habitat disturbance:
  8. 3.6-4.8 million / mile: value per mile of coastline of policies to avoid damage from trampling and illegal collection
Region: Americas / Pacific
Data source: Primary

Publication information

Hall, D. Hall, J.Murray, S. “Contingent valuation of marine protected areas: Southern California rocky intertidal ecosystems” Natural Resource Modeling, 15(3):335-368, 2002

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