ID 10438
Submitting Entity Georgia State University, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Department of Economics
Main Information
Title Conservation Contracting in Heterogeneous Landscapes: An Application to Watershed Protection with Threshold Constraints
Description "A key issue in the design of land use policy is how to integrate information about spatially variable biophysical and economic conditions into a cost-effective conservation plan. Using common biophysical scoring methods , in combination with economic data and simple optimization methods, an illustration is provided for how to identify a set of priority land parcels for conservation investment. This study also demonstrates a way in which conservation agencies can incorporate concerns about biophysical tresholds in the identification of their priority land parcels. These methods are applied using Geographic Information System data from a New York conservation easement acquisition initiative for water quality protection."
Web Link /doc/case-studies/inc/cs-inc-watershed-conservation.pdf
Additional Information
Authors Paul J. Ferraro
Source Agricultural and Resource Economics Review 32/1 (April 2003); 53-64
Countries United States of America
Ecosystems Inland Waters Biodiversity
Forest Biodiversity
Agricultural Biodiversity
Regions Western Europe and Others
Incentive Measures Positive Incentives (subsidies, tax breaks, ...)
Keywords Conservation payments
  • United Nations
  • United Nations Environment Programme