Title: An Empirical Estimate of the Dollar Value of Two Prairie Pothole Wetlands

Focus Categories: Wetlands, Economics

Project No. ND92-03

Principal Investigator:
                              J.A. Leitch - Department of Agriculture Economics, NDSU

Completion Report

Hovde, B. and J.A. Leitch, 1995. Valuing Prairie Potholes: Five Case Studies. Rept. No. ND92-03. North Dakota Water Resources Research Institute, North Dakota State University, Fargo, 27 pages. 

Other Publications

Hovde, Brett. 1994. Valuation of Prairie Potholes, “M.S. Thesis,” Department of Agricultural Economics, North Dakota State University, Fargo, North Dakota, 91 pp.

Leitch, Jay A. and Brett Hovde. 1994. Empirical Valuation of Prairie Wetlands: Five Case Studies. pp. 195-207 in Water: A Resource in Transition. Proceedings of the 47th Annual Conference, Canadian Water Resources Association, Winnipeg, Manitoba, June 14-17, 1994.

Leitch, Jay A. and Brett Hovde. 1994. Valuing Prairie Wetlands: Five Case Studies. Agricultural Economics Report No. 319, Agricultural Experiment Station, North Dakota State University, Fargo 27 pages.

Significant Findings

The valuations of Prairie Pothole wetlands gave society and policymakers guidance for decision making on how to treat wetlands. The study was the first of its kind in the Prairie Pothole region of North America.