ADV: Webinar – Paying for AIS Management – April 10th

Recreationists’ Willingness to Pay for Aquatic Invasive Species Management featuring Dr. Lucy Levers & Dr. Amit Pradhananga

While we are all working remotely during the novel coronavirus outbreak, we are still able to host our webinars, and so we look forward to sharing our next webinar with you next month!

About this webinar: We estimate willingness to pay for local aquatic invasive species lake management in the form of a daily lake access fee by conducting summer lake surveys in Minnesota, USA. Similar pairs of lakes with differing infestations of zebra mussels, Dreissena polymorpha, and starry stonewort, Nitellopsis obtusa, were used as study sites to infer how being at an infested lake vs. being at an uninfested lake and different local species would impact responses.

We also examined recreationists’ visit motivation, and aquatic invasive species perceived risk, knowledge, and awareness of problem. We estimate mean willingness to pay to be $10.41 per day, which did not differ significantly by lake. Perceived risk, awareness of problem, and visit motivation were significant in predicting willingness to pay, which could have important ramifications for aquatic invasive species management.

To register for this Webinar, please visit: AIS Management