AN EVALUATION OF ALTERNATIVE MECHANISMS FOR FINANCING NONGAME WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT IN ARIZONA
AuthorGreenberg, Laura B.
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractThe aims of this study were to identify alternative mechanisms for financing nongame wildlife management in Arizona and to evaluate the mechanisms based on criteria drawn from the fields of public finance and political science. A public opinion survey was conducted to estimate support for the funding of nongame management and the employment of specific mechanisms. The results of the study indicate that a combination of state general fund appropriations and user charges would provide the best means for financing nongame wildlife management. In order to gain financial support from the public and the state legislature it is suggested that the Arizona Game and Fish Department focus its efforts on enhancing its image as an agency that serves a diverse constituency of nonconsumptive and consumptive wildlife enthusiasts.
Degree ProgramGraduate College
Renewable Natural Resources