The Benefit Transfer and Use Estimating Model Toolkit
Authors: John Loomis, Timm Kroeger, Leslie Richardson, and Frank Casey.
To use the toolkit, download and save the Documentation files, the Tables and Models files, and the Toolkit Presentation files to your local computer. You may download one set of files at a time, or choose All Files for the complete toolkit. All folders are in *.zip format, and will need to be extracted before use.
Detailed instructions for using the toolkit itself are provided in the documentation files.
The Fish and Wildlife Benefit Transfer toolkit provides:
- Use values per day of hunting, fishing, and viewing;
- Use and passive use values per acres of habitat;
- Use and passive use values per household of threatened and endangered species.
These values are provided in:
- Spreadsheet tables that include average values;
- Spreadsheet databases of the individual studies;
- Meta analysis equations that allow the analyst to tailor the benefit transfer to thier study sites.
There is also a set of visitor use estimating models for:
- Hunting, fishing, and viewing.
Two use estimating models for each activity are available for:
- National Wildlife Refuges and Wildlife Management Areas;
- State level for private, state, and federal lands in 48 states.
By combining the visitor use estimates with the values per visitor day, an analyst can calculate annual hunting, fishing and viewing benefits.
By combining the number of acres of wildlife habitat and the values per acre the analyst can calculate annual benefits of gains or losses in wildlife habitat.
As user manual and technical documentation is provided.