This webinar presents the results of a recent study conducted by the Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics that reports on the significant value that natural areas in Ohio provide to Ohio's citizens and its economy. The speakers will present estimates of the value of outdoor recreation in Ohio, the amount of money Ohioans and others spend on outdoor recreational trips in Ohio, the contribution of this outdoor recreation to Ohio's economy, and the value of ecosystem service flows on Ohio's natural land. The results illustrate that the natural landscape is an important resource in Ohio that makes a significant contribution to the well-being of its citizens, as well as to the well-being of the economy.
Jeremy Bruskotter, Professor, School of Environment and Natural Resources
Roman Gioglio, Environment, Economy, Development and Sustainability Major, Ohio State University
Tim Haab, Chair, Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics
Bill Stanley, State Director of the Nature Conservancy in Ohio
Brent Sohngen, Professor, AED Economics