An economic evaluation of beach erosion management alternatives

An economic evaluation of beach erosion management alternatives

Primary Country: United States
Ecosystem: beach
Sample Value Estimates:
  1. $9.43 / household / trip: Welfare estimate for access to the beach area in Tybee Island, near Savannah, Georgia (a) per household per trip
  2. $233 / property : Increase in in property value from a one-meter increase in beach width in Tybee Island, near Savannah
  3. $34,068 / property : increase in in property value from oceanfront status
  4. $87,620 / property: from inlet-front status
  5. $906,016,772 : Present discounted value of recreational benefits of beach erosion management over 25 years in Tybee Island, Savannah
  6. $9,269 / property : Loss in property value in Tybee Island, near Savannah due to presence in high-erosion zone
  7. each meter of additional distance: Loss in property value in Tybee Island, near Savannah due to each meter of additional distance
Methodology: contingent valuation
Region: Americas / Atlantic
Data source: GecoServ

Publication information

Landry, C. E. Keeler, A. G.Kriesel, W. “An economic evaluation of beach erosion management alternatives” Marine Resource Economics, 2003

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