The Economic Impacts

Economic Analysis    

As invasive annual grasses impact all of the economic benefits from rangeland in the Great Basin, the economic analysis in the ARS Area-wide project is necessarily broad in scope. The economic analysis in the ARS Area-wide project has five parts. 

  • First, the economic analysis quantifies market and non-market economic benefits from rangeland in the Great Basin as influenced by annual invasive grasses.
  • Second, estimated changes in economic benefits of implementing management treatments are used to evaluate the costs and benefits as part of the Area-wide project.
  • Third, the successful implementation of EBIPM requires that ranchers and  land managers have economic incentives to participate and the managerial flexibility to undertake the treatment options with greatest potential for success given the ecological conditions on their rangeland.
  • Fourth, the economic benefits of prevention, which seeks to stop the invasive annual grasses from establishing  on  rangeland are evaluated.
  • Fifth, the analysis will address where to target treatments for invasive annual grasses in the Great Basin to have the greatest benefit at least cost. 

Economics Research Bulletin:

 

When does it pay to conduct Fuel Management?

 

 

Michael H. Taylor (mtaylor@cabnr.unr.edu)

Kimberly Rollins (krollins@cabnr.unr.edu)

Mimako (Mimi) Kobayashi (mkobayashi@cabnr.unr.edu)

 

Download the PDF or request a free copy here.

When does it pay to conduct Fuel Management-wildfire bulletinRanching, Invasive Annual Grasses, and the Economics of Wildfire in the Great Basin

Economics Research Bulletin:

 

Ranching, Invasive Annual Grasses, and the Economics of Wildfire in the Great Basin

 

 

Mimako (Mimi) Kobayashi (mkobayashi@cabnr.unr.edu)

Kimberly Rollins (krollins@cabnr.unr.edu)

Michael H. Taylor (mtaylor@cabnr.unr.edu)

 

Download the PDF or request a free copy here.

 

The full publication, available through the AgEcon Research in Agricultural and Applied Economics site (www.ageconsearch.umn.edu), is available here.

Ranching, Invasive Annual Grasses, & the Economics of Wildfire in the Great BasinRanching, Invasive Annual Grasses, and the Economics of Wildfire in the Great Basin

Economics Research:

 

Michael Taylor, economist with the University of Nevada, Reno Department of Economics, briefly discusses the research he and fellow economist Kim Rollins have done on the economics of EBIPM.

 

The poster: The Economics of Ecologically-Based Invasive Plant Management on Great Basin Rangelands.

 

 

Michael Taylor (mtaylor@cabnr.unr.edu)
Kimberly Rollins (krollins@cabnr.unr.edu)

 

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Nevada Today featured economic research partners Kim Rollins, Mike Taylor and Mimi Kobayashi in an article "Saving the Great Basin Basin through collaboration", read the article here.