North Carolina's natural heritage program: A case for public-private cooperation

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Voluntary conservation programs are an effective tool for recognizing and preserving the value of special places on private forestlands. We evaluate private landowner participation in the Natural Heritage Program of North Carolina, finding that landowners are more likely to enroll land with high ecological significance in this voluntary program. Voluntary conservation is less likely on lands that are remote from threats such as roads, that have higher value in other uses, and that are near lands already conserved by the public.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Cassingham, KM; Sills, EO; Pattanayak, SK; Mansfield, CA

Published Date

  • July 1, 2002

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 100 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 16 - 23

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0022-1201

Citation Source

  • Scopus