Tools Produced by DARE
This page provides access to various tools designed and written by faculty, staff, and students of the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics. Please contact the tools' author(s) for more information.
The Benefit Transfer and Use Estimating Model Toolkit, by Dr. John Loomis, can help analysts quantity annual economic benefits using primarily secondary data. Contained in the toolkit are:
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.
RightRisk (TM) develops risk management education products developed by the RightRisk Education Team (Jay Parsons, coordinator). RightRisk is an innovative risk research and education effort to help you the farmer or rancher understand and explore risk management decisions and evaluate the effects of those decisions.
This collection of presentations by Dawn Thilmany McFadden and Martha Sullins was used during workshops in Colorado designed to provide instruction and information on developing and operating a branded beef operation. These workshops were developed by Colorado State University, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Department of Animal Sciences, CSU-Extension, and American Farmland Trust.
This model by Cathy Thomas was developed for her thesis, and can be used to simulate mussel spread and benefits and costs of a boat inspection regime in the Colorado Big Thompson and similar water systems. Users can download the model and change parameter values to explore alternative scenarios.