Category: Ecological Research
Title: 2013–2014 White Mountain Stewardship Project Economic Assessment
Author: Kim, Y.S., Lucas, A.M.
Subject: Economics, White Mountains
Abstract: Since its inception in August 2004, the White Mountain Stewardship Project (WMSP) has assisted in reviving active forest management and has been a primary source of forest-related economic activity in the region. Economic assessments of the WMSP began in 2006 for the 2005 calendar year and continued annually until its conclusion in August 2014. The WMSP Multi-Party Monitoring Board (Board) seeks to provide a quantitative economic evaluation based on primary data. The goal was to provide objective evaluation of the regional economic impacts of stewardship-driven timber harvesting. Economic monitoring reports were prepared by Lay James Gibson of the University of Arizona from 2006–2007, then by McClure Consulting, LLC from 2008 to 2012. This report was prepared by Yeon-Su Kim and Anne Mottek for the years of 2013 and 2014. To ensure comparability of results over the years, we employed the same questionnaires and followed the methodology used in previous analyses. In the 2013/2014 analysis, we applied additional secondary data and economic modeling methodology to present a more comprehensive picture of the final years of the WMSP and its economic contribution.
Source: ERI - Special Report
Publisher: Ecological Restoration Institute