Amenity Values of Proximity to National Wildlife Refuges

Publication and Source

Taylor, L.O., Liu, X. & Hamilton, T. (2012). Amenity Values of Proximity to National Wildlife Refuges. Center for Environmental and Resource Economic Policy North Carolina State University

Short Description

Considering that permanently protected areas have been proven to increase nearby property values, this study investigated whether the same is true for National Wildlife Refuges. Results show that there are positive impacts of National Wildlife Refuges on nearby property values in the Northeast and Southeast regions and in the California/Nevada region.