Date of Award:

5-1968

Document Type:

Dissertation

Degree Name:

Master of Science (MS)

Department:

Natural Resources

Advisor/Chair:

R. S. Whaley

Abstract

The data analysis indicated that travel distance, user age, and user income level are important determinants of use of trout streams.

These variables were incorporated into regression analysis to develop a use-prediction model.

This use-prediction model was used to determine predicted use levels of sample streams. The predicted use levels combined with travel costs and expenditures on new fishing equipment were used to derive a statistical estimate of the demand schedules for the sample streams.

These statistical demand curves were subjected to consumer surplus procedures to determine the values of the sample streams.

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