Welcome to the 2016 updated Recreation Use Values Database (RUVD) for North America. What you will find here are links to the database, bibliography, and background information. If you have questions, comments and/or suggestions about the RUVD, would like assistance in using it for benefit transfer, or would like to submit documentation on North American studies not in it, please contact Dr. Randall Rosenberger (R.Rosenberger@oregonstate.edu).
We also are interested in how you apply benefit transfer for recreation valuation, so please submit documentation about your applications.
The RUVD currently contains 421 documents of economic valuation studies that estimated the use value of recreation activities in the U.S. and Canada from 1958 to 2015, totaling 3,192 estimates in per person per activity day units, adjusted to 2016 USD.
Recreation Use Values Database – Summary document: Rosenberger, Randall S. 2016. Recreation Use Values Database – Summary. Corvallis, OR: Oregon State University, College of Forestry. [http://recvaluation.forestry.oregonstate.edu/]