Opportunity cost of preservation of old growth and the present value of silviculture
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Published by Forest Economics and Policy Analysis Research Unit in Vancouver, B.C .
Written in English


  • Old growth forests -- British Columbia -- Mathematical models.,
  • Old growth forests -- Economic aspects -- British Columbia.,
  • Old growth forests -- British Columbia -- Costs.,
  • Forest conservation -- British Columbia -- Mathematical models.,
  • Forest conservation -- British Columbia -- Costs.,
  • Forest conservation -- Economic aspects -- British Columbia.

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StatementDonald Ludwig, Jon Conrad.
SeriesWorking paper -- 165, Working paper (University of British Columbia. Forest Economics and Policy Analysis Research Unit) -- 165.
ContributionsConrad, Jon M., University of British Columbia. Forest Economics and Policy Analysis Research Unit.
The Physical Object
Pagination10, [5] p. ;
Number of Pages10
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20221468M

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