Natural resources generate economic benefits, both from "provisioning" services like timber and grazing, and "regulating" services like stable fire regimes and water quality. Strategies for supplying these services vary across public and private land owners. Production theory is explored to understand these strategies, at first within the context of the timber market and then applied to land restoration/maintenance. This course will review basic microeconomic principles using examples of ecosystem services.
This course can be applied towards:
Admission to the Master of Natural Resources Stewardship graduate degree or consent of instructor.
Registration is restricted to students admitted to the Master of Natural Resources Stewardship degree program. Contact Sonya Le Febre the week prior to the course start to inquire about registering as a non-admitted student.
Textbook and Materials
- Principles of Forest & Environmental Economics (2001)
Rideout, Douglas and Hayley Hesseln
Not available at the CSU Bookstore
Doug Rideout is a professor in the Forest and Rangeland Stewardship Department. He received his MS and PhD in Forest Management and Forest Economics respectively from the University of Washington. He teaches core courses in the forestry and natural resources curriculum including Economics of the Forest Environment and Fire Policy and Economics. He has also taught extensively to mid-career professionals in the fields of forestry and natural resources.