The authors describe a consistent and theoretically sound methodology for evaluating nonmarket uses of forest resources, particularly those associated with recreation. The analytical methodology is applied to a forest management unit. Present net worth of developed campgrounds and dispersed recreation activities on Oregon State Department of Forestry Lands in 1977 were estimated as $4.26 and $7.92 per visitor-day, respectively. Although these results are unique to the resource base analyzed, the application typifies the procedures employed, the type of data required, and the kinds of answers the technique can provide. The model can easily be adapted to different situations by changing assumptions and conditions.
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