Seminar on Marine and Forest Reserves
The subject of how coastal residents feel about marine and forest reserve areas, to put it in unscientific terms, will be the subject of a seminar in the Guin Library at the Hatfield Marine Science Center (2030 S.E. Marine Science Dr.) in Newport’s South Beach area. Kreg Lindberg, a professor in the Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society at Oregon State University’s Cascades Campus, will speak on Thursday, June 13, 3:30 p.m., on the more formally designated topic of “Heterogeneity in coast resident preferences for, and in the well-being effects of, marine and forest reserve designation.” The talk is free and open to the public.
ABSTRACT: A general population survey of Oregon coast residents was used to assess baseline subjective well-being (SWB) and the potential effects of marine and forest reserves using a contingent SWB approach. That approach was complemented by a choice experiment to assess preferences across reserve options. Models incorporated recreational use of reserve areas, employment in the commercial fisheries sector, and a multi-dimensional measure of environmental worldview as predictors. Results indicate heterogeneity and illustrate distributional aspects of reserve designation.
For the live broadcast of the Thursday Seminar via Adobe Connect, visit: http://oregonstate.adobeconnect.com/hmsc-fw407/