Evaluating the acceptance of wetland easement conservation offers

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Abstract

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service wetland easement offers to North Dakota landowners from 1989 to 1998 had a 56% acceptance rate. Logit regression indicates that payment values, farm program certainty, participation history, and the quantity of deep wetlands all positively influenced acceptance. Payments were not sensitive to the use of published county land value data in lieu of appraisals. To increase acceptances, more transparency regarding easement offers and the updating of chart values accounting for the impact of easements on land values are suggested. These case study lessons have implications for other conservation easement programs that rely on private landowner participation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)259-272
Number of pages14
JournalReview of Agricultural Economics
Volume27
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2005

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Evaluating the acceptance of wetland easement conservation offers. / Shultz, Steven D.

In: Review of Agricultural Economics, Vol. 27, No. 2, 01.06.2005, p. 259-272.

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