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Main Title A regional recreation demand and benefits model /
Author Sutherland, Ronald J.
CORP Author Corvallis Environmental Research Lab., OR.
Publisher Los Alamos National Laboratory,
Year Published 1983
Report Number LA-9699-MS; EPA 600-3-83-016
Stock Number PB83-182279
OCLC Number 09707887
Subjects Recreation--Research--Models. ; Recreation--Northwestern States.
Additional Subjects Recreation ; Mathematical models ; Demand(Economics) ; Fishing ; Swimming ; Travel time ; Water quality ; Washington(State) ; Oregon ; Idaho ; Montana ; Western region(United States) ; Camping ; Boating
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-3-83-016 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 10/11/2011
NTIS  PB83-182279 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 06/23/1988
Collation viii, 151 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
This report describes a regional recreation demand and benefits model that is used to estimate recreation demand and value (consumers' surplus) of four activities at each of 195 sites in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and western Montana. The recreation activities considered are camping, fishing, swimming, and boating. The model is a generalization of the single-site travel-cost method of estimating a recreation demand curve to virtually an unlimited number of sites. The major components of the analysis include the theory of recreation benefits, a travel-cost recreation demand curve, and a gravity model of regional recreation travel flows. Existing recreation benefits are estimated for each site in the region and for each activity. Recreation benefits of improved water quality in degraded rivers and streams in the Pacific Northwest are estimated on a county basis for Washington, Oregon and Idaho. Although water quality is emphasized, the model has the capability of estimating demand and value for new or improved recreation sites at lakes, streams or reservoirs.
LA-9699-MS. "March 1983." Includes bibliographical references (p. 145-151).