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Grand Canyon Whitewater Boater Data, Temporal Stability of Willingness to Pay Values

Data for journal manuscript: Testing the Limits of Temporal Stability: Willingness to Pay Values Among Grand Canyon Whitewater Boaters across Decades

Dates

Publication Date
Start Date
2015
End Date
2016

Citation

Neher, C., Duffield, J., Bair, L., Patterson, D., and Neher, K., 2017, Grand Canyon Whitewater Boater Data, Temporal Stability of Willingness to Pay Values: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7M044C9.

Summary

These data were complied for the primary analysis underlying the resuts presented in Neher et al., Testing the Limits of Temporal Stability: Willingness to Pay Values Among Grand Canyon Whitewater Boaters across Decades. The data is a combination of data collected for a 1985 survey of private party Grand Canyon boaters, and a 2015 replication survey for that same recreational user group. The excel file contains the core dichotomous choice contingent valuation questions and responses from the two (1985 and 2015) surveys. A series of indicator variables are used to delineate the underlying survey source (1985 or 2015 data) and the flow level presented to respondents (5000, 13,000 22,000 or 40000 cfs) The CV bid levels for the 2015 survey [...]

Contacts

Point of Contact :
Lucas S Bair
Originator :
Lucas Bair
Metadata Contact :
Terry Arundel
Publisher :
U.S. Geological Survey
Distributor :
U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase
SDC Data Owner :
Southwest Biological Science Center
USGS Mission Area :
Ecosystems

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USGS_2017_LBair_Grand_Canyon_Whitewater_Boater_Data.xml 1.72 MB

Purpose

The purpose of these data are to 1) provide a current estimate of the (2015) willingness to pay by Grand Canyon private party boaters for their most recent trip down the whitewater stretch of the Colorado River, and 2) to compare that estimated WTP to the same metric estimated based on independent data for the same resource and user group from 30 years earlier (1985). The 2015 survey was designed to provide an exact replication of the earlier 1985 survey, both in survey format and in question wording.

Rights

The author of these data request that data users contact them regarding intended use and to assist with understanding limitations and interpretation. Unless otherwise stated, all data, metadata and related materials are considered to satisfy the quality standards relative to the purpose for which the data were collected. Although these data and associated metadata have been reviewed for accuracy and completeness and approved for release by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), no warranty expressed or implied is made regarding the display or utility of the data for other purposes, nor on all computer systems, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty.

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DOI https://www.sciencebase.gov/vocab/category/item/identifier doi:10.5066/F7M044C9

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