Measuring Environmental Quality in the Southern Appalachian Mountains

  title={Measuring Environmental Quality in the Southern Appalachian Mountains},
  author={Linwood H. Pendleton and Brent L. Sohngen and Robert O. Mendelsohn and Thomas Holmes},
This study presents a method for valuing recreational environmental quality in the forests of the southeastern United States. The paper offers a method for choosing, measuring, and valuing forest attributes. Surveys and popular recreation literature are used to identify forest attributes that contribute to recreational quality. Standard ecological techniques are employed to measure levels of these attributes along trails in Tennessee, North Carolina, and Georgia. Finally, the paper demonstrates… CONTINUE READING