Comparing the Economic Value of Forage on Public Lands for Wildlife and Livestock

John Loomis, Dennis Donnelly, Cindy Sorg-Swanson
1989 Journal of range management  
Deciding how to allocate forage among animals is a fundamentally important procem in range management. The wiedom of these decisions can be enhanced by estimating the marginal value of forage needed by competing species. We present a method for obtaining such estimate8 and apply this method to generate net economic values of forage for elk and deer in Challis, Idaho. SpedficaUy, a demand curve derived using a regional travel cost model is used to statistically estimate the marginal value of
more » ... rginal value of wildlife and forage. Comparisons of the vrlue of forage to livestock and wildlife indicate equivalent values in tbe Challis, Idaho, area for these2uses.
doi:10.2307/3899310 fatcat:qjt5guwljjf2xiharao7lwmp2q