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Title Impacts of the Northern Spotted Owl preservation policy on western Washington
Author Anderson, Whittaker Wilmeth
Department Department of Economics and Business
Institution Colorado College
Degree Type bachelor
Degree Name Bachelor of Arts
Type of Resource text
Digital Origin reformatted digital
Date Accepted 2007
Date Digitized 2009
Abstract The decline of the Northern Spotted Owl became a significant issue in the Pacific Northwest during the late 1980s and early 1990s. This led to the implementation of a preservation policy and the cessation of old growth timber harvests in Western Washington. This study examines the economic and social effects of the cessation of old growth timber harvests. Seemingly unrelated regression was used to analyze the relationships between crime, local economic conditions, and old growth timber harvests. The empirical evidence suggests that local economic conditions significantly influence crime, while decreasing old growth timber harvests have substantial depressing effect on local economic conditions. This suggests that the cessation of old growth timber harvests in Western Washington may have increased crime.
Keywords Old growth harvest
Northern Spotted Owl
Timber harvest
Preservation policy
Rights Statement Copyright restrictions apply. Contact the author for permission to publish.
Extent vii, 64 p. : ill. ; 29 cm.
Note (thesis) Senior Thesis - Colorado College
Note (bibliography) Bibliography : p. 61-64
Publisher Colorado College
Place of Publication Colorado Springs, Colorado
Language eng
OCLC Identifier 191850184
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/10176/coccc:2943
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