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Journal Cover Land Economics
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   ISSN (Print) 0023-7639 - ISSN (Online) 1543-8325
   Published by U of Wisconsin Press Homepage  [10 journals]
  • Military Readiness and Environmental Protection through Cost-effective
           Land Conservation
    • Abstract: We regret our error in our article published in Land Economics volume 92, issue 3, August 2016, pages 433–49 . Author Zhuo Liu’s name was misspelled as Zhou Liu. ... Read More
      Keywords: Public lands; Land titles; Wild horses; Landscape ecology; Water withdrawals; Urbanization; Greenhouse gas mitigation; Renewable energy sources; Ranchers; Habitat conservation; Florida panther; Source separation (Recycling); Recycling (Waste, etc.); Forest reserv
      PubDate: 2017-08-07T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Western Public Lands and the Fiscal Implications of a Transfer to States
    • Abstract: The states and localities immediately affected by the public domain have tended always to regard the land as properly their own, and expected future policy to make it so, as past policy was framed to do. Ownership of the public domain has long been a contentious issue between western U.S. states and the federal government. The root cause of the long-simmering battle is public land policy in the West; the recent armed confrontations between private citizens and federal authorities in Nevada (Nagourney 2014) and Oregon (Johnson and Healy 2016) are simply the latest manifestation of over 100 years of western frustration. The legislatures of Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Utah, and Wyoming ... Read More
      Keywords: Public lands; Land titles; Wild horses; Landscape ecology; Water withdrawals; Urbanization; Greenhouse gas mitigation; Renewable energy sources; Ranchers; Habitat conservation; Florida panther; Source separation (Recycling); Recycling (Waste, etc.); Forest reserv
      PubDate: 2017-08-07T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Optimal Control of Wild Horse Populations with Nonlethal Methods
    • Abstract: Wildlife populations provide a variety of amenities to society, ranging from food and recreation to ecosystem regulation and existence values. Wildlife populations can also impose costs on society through interference with human activities, degradation of habitat, and spreading of disease. Species that both provide a valuable resource and impose societal costs are classified in the literature as multi-use species (e.g., Horan and Bulte 2004; Zivin, Hueth, and Zilberman 2000). Some multi-use species require active management to keep populations from imposing net societal costs. Striking a balance between the costs and benefits of multi-use species can involve active population management. Direct population control ... Read More
      Keywords: Public lands; Land titles; Wild horses; Landscape ecology; Water withdrawals; Urbanization; Greenhouse gas mitigation; Renewable energy sources; Ranchers; Habitat conservation; Florida panther; Source separation (Recycling); Recycling (Waste, etc.); Forest reserv
      PubDate: 2017-08-07T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • How Does Urbanization Affect Water Withdrawals': Insights from an
           Econometric-Based Landscape Simulation
    • Abstract: Although the environmental consequences of urbanization have been well studied (Wu 2008), its implications for water resources have received less attention. The effect of urban expansion on water withdrawals depends on a number of competing factors. On its own, growth in urban population has an indeterminate effect on total water consumption. While previous studies have shown that urban water demand typically increases with population and income (Olmstead, Hanemann, and Stavins 2007; Mansur and Olmstead 2012; Barbier and Chaudhry 2014), increases in population density have been shown to have the opposite effect (Gaudin 2006). The effect of urbanization on total urban water withdrawals therefore depends on whether ... Read More
      Keywords: Public lands; Land titles; Wild horses; Landscape ecology; Water withdrawals; Urbanization; Greenhouse gas mitigation; Renewable energy sources; Ranchers; Habitat conservation; Florida panther; Source separation (Recycling); Recycling (Waste, etc.); Forest reserv
      PubDate: 2017-08-07T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • What Is the Cost of a Renewable Energy–Based Approach to Greenhouse
           Gas Mitigation'
    • Abstract: Growing concern about global climate change and dependence on fossil fuels has led to sector-specific energy policies that set technology standards for the share of renewable energy to be consumed in the two most carbon-intensive sectors in the United States; these include the federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) for the transportation sector and state-specific Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPSs) for the electricity sector. The RFS, established by the Energy Independence and Security Act in 2007 (USEPA 2010a), sets volumetric mandates for blending specified quantities of different types of biofuels (from food crops and cellulosic biomass) with liquid fossil fuels, while the state-specific RPSs set targets for ... Read More
      Keywords: Public lands; Land titles; Wild horses; Landscape ecology; Water withdrawals; Urbanization; Greenhouse gas mitigation; Renewable energy sources; Ranchers; Habitat conservation; Florida panther; Source separation (Recycling); Recycling (Waste, etc.); Forest reserv
      PubDate: 2017-08-07T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Creating Voluntary Payment Programs: Effective Program Design and
           Ranchers’ Willingness to Conserve Florida Panther Habitat
    • Abstract: Private lands in the United States are critical to the conservation of threatened and endangered (T&E) species. Approximately 85% of federally designated endangered species occur on private lands (Hanley et al. 2012; Sorice, Haider, et al. 2011; Langpap 2004; Langpap and Wu 2004). Although the Endangered Species Act (ESA) is designed to protect T&E species from extinction, continued loss of habitat on private lands is undermining species conservation and recovery. Under the ESA, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) may mandate that landowners mitigate for habitat loss or conversion that would further imperil T&E species (Smith and Shogren 2002). However, because the ESA applies only when land use changes ... Read More
      Keywords: Public lands; Land titles; Wild horses; Landscape ecology; Water withdrawals; Urbanization; Greenhouse gas mitigation; Renewable energy sources; Ranchers; Habitat conservation; Florida panther; Source separation (Recycling); Recycling (Waste, etc.); Forest reserv
      PubDate: 2017-08-07T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Fostering Recycling Participation in Wisconsin Households through
           Single-Stream Programs
    • Abstract: Societies may encourage desired behavior among their citizens either by trying to force behavior through negative sanctions or by positive efforts to reduce the cost and difficulty of that behavior. As examples of positive efforts, governments may offer monetary incentives to foster proper waste disposal, or they may discourage littering by providing easily accessible trash cans in parks or other public spaces. In this paper, we examine the effectiveness of such a positive strategy to encourage household recycling. In particular, we assess whether municipalities can increase recycling by changes that make the task for the householder require less time, space, and effort. There has been a general shift ... Read More
      Keywords: Public lands; Land titles; Wild horses; Landscape ecology; Water withdrawals; Urbanization; Greenhouse gas mitigation; Renewable energy sources; Ranchers; Habitat conservation; Florida panther; Source separation (Recycling); Recycling (Waste, etc.); Forest reserv
      PubDate: 2017-08-07T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Assessing the Role of Group Heterogeneity in Community Forest Concessions
           in Guatemala’s Maya Biosphere Reserve
    • Abstract: The role for community management of publically owned forests, which comprise 80% of forestland throughout the world, has expanded in recent years, particularly in South America and Southeast Asia (Food and Agriculture Organization 2010). This move toward decentralization largely results from increased pressure on governments to acknowledge that many forest-based communities, especially indigenous groups, depend on local resources for their livelihoods. In addition, shifting management responsibility to community groups can reduce the burden on governments (both financially and administratively) of managing and protecting forestland (Agrawal, Chhatre, and Hardin 2008). Given the trend toward increasing areas ... Read More
      Keywords: Public lands; Land titles; Wild horses; Landscape ecology; Water withdrawals; Urbanization; Greenhouse gas mitigation; Renewable energy sources; Ranchers; Habitat conservation; Florida panther; Source separation (Recycling); Recycling (Waste, etc.); Forest reserv
      PubDate: 2017-08-07T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Identifying Peer Effects Using Gold Rushers
    • Abstract: Upon spotting another dive boat, the seasoned skipper immediately takes a look through his glasses, mentally recording the area, jotting it down in his notebook, or punching in the coordinates on his plotter. It’s important to know where the competition is diving. Peer effects are notoriously difficult to identify without an exogenous source of peer group variation.1 Well-known examples of exogenous peer group variation include the random assignment of college roommates (Sacerdote 2001; Zimmerman 2003), the quasi-random introduction of different personnel into a work shift (Mas and Moretti 2009), and school integration/reassignment policies (Angrist and Lang 2004). Peer effects identification in other ... Read More
      Keywords: Public lands; Land titles; Wild horses; Landscape ecology; Water withdrawals; Urbanization; Greenhouse gas mitigation; Renewable energy sources; Ranchers; Habitat conservation; Florida panther; Source separation (Recycling); Recycling (Waste, etc.); Forest reserv
      PubDate: 2017-08-07T00:00:00-05:00
       
 
 
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