The second and third essays estimate winter visitors' preferences and welfare impact of snowmobile policy changes at YNP using choice experiment data. The two essays, however, incorporate different pieces of data to model preferences and examine the values of additional information collected in the choice experiment questions. The extra information provides interesting insights on visitors' behavior. I find that the detailed information makes differences in welfare measures but the rankings of different policies' impact are unaffected.A considerable number of them noticed high snowmobile traffic (8.40% at the entrance and 11.37% at the destination), bumpy ... Almost none of riders who own snowmobiles describe the park as having any problems with noise and emissionsanbsp;...
|Title||:||Understanding Winter Visitation to Yellowstone National Park Using Revealed and Stated Preference Modeling|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2008|