Estimating Tennessee Residents' Willingness to pay for Teaming with Wildlife
Human Dimensions of Wildlife
A contingent valuation model of support for the Teaming with Wildlife (TWW) proposal is reported for Tennessee residents. Based on a random digit dial telephone survey, the preferred statistical model found the median tax rate supported by Tennessee residents for nongame species management is approximately 1.4%. This is commensurate with the tax rates contained in proposed TWW legislation. Residents who engage in recreation activities subject to the TWW tax are more likely to support the program than those who do not engage in these activities. The results indicate Teaming with Wildlife enjoys support among the population it directly taxes.
Jakus, P.M., J. Mark Fly and Becky Stephens. 1997. “Estimating Tennessee Residents’ Willingness to Pay for Teaming with Wildlife.” Human Dimensions of Wildlife 2(3):15-25.