Forest owner incentives to protect riparian habitat

  title={Forest owner incentives to protect riparian habitat},
  author={Jeffrey D. Kline and Ralph J. Alig and Rebecca L. Johnson},
Private landowners increasingly are asked to cooperate with landscape-level management to protect or enhance ecological resources. We examine the willingness of nonindustrial private forest owners in the Pacific Northwest (USA) to forego harvesting within riparian areas to improve riparian habitat. An empirical model is developed describing owners’ willingness to accept an economic incentive to adopt a 200-foot harvest buffer along streams as a function of their forest ownership objectives and… CONTINUE READING

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