Endangered Species and Timber Harvesting: The Case of Red-Cockaded Woodpeckers

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Daowei Zhang

Auburn University - School of Forestry & Wildlife Sciences

Date Written: January 2004

Abstract

This article presents a theoretical framework and empirical evidence on the relationship between regulatory uncertainty induced by the possible invasion of an endangered species-the red-cockaded woodpecker (RCW)-and timber harvesting. The results indicate that landowners whose forests are close to a known or perceived RCW habitat have a high propensity to cut timber and use a clear-cut method. These preemptive actions are apparently aimed at destroying potential RCW habitat so that the existing values of their property could be protected from the Endangered Species Act (ESA)-related land use limitations. (JEL D23, K32, Q23, Q28)

Suggested Citation

Zhang, Daowei, Endangered Species and Timber Harvesting: The Case of Red-Cockaded Woodpeckers (January 2004). Economic Inquiry, Vol. 42, Issue 1, pp. 150-165, 2004. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=906213

Daowei Zhang (Contact Author)

Auburn University - School of Forestry & Wildlife Sciences ( email )

Auburn, AL 36849
United States

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