ABSTRACT: The influence of perceptions of water quality on the likelihood of recreating at a particular recreation site is investigated using a logit model. The model is estimated for St. Albans Bay, Vermont. A hypothetical improvement in water quality was shown to greatly increase the probability of at least one visit to the bay during a season. This implies that many recreationists who do not use the bay at present will do so if water quality improves. A demand model for predicting site visitation must, therefore, include current nonusers in the sample. Failure to do so would result in misleading predictions about future demand for the bay.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||JAWRA Journal of the American Water Resources Association|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1986|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Water Science and Technology
- Earth-Surface Processes