Michelle Haefele

Research Scientist/Scholar II
Ph.D.:  Colorado State University
B307 Clark Building
970-491-6959
Michelle.haefele@colostate.edu

Research Interests:

My current research projects include estimation of the total economic value of the National Park Service, the cost of wildfire suppression and fuel reduction treatments, economic impacts of hunting, and the non-market costs and benefits of oil and gas development.

Past research includes studies of the economies of wilderness and national monument gateway communities; the economic impacts of public lands on rural communities; analysis of the changing economy of the West; research on the impacts of oil and gas development on western communities; economic analyses of potential oil and gas development in the Rocky Mountain region; analysis of oil and gas drilling permits and leases on federal public lands; and an analysis of the influence of the pace of oil and gas drilling on western communities.

Selected Publications and Presentations:

Haefele, M., N. Culver and A. Bond. In Review. National Monuments in a Regional Economic Context: A Case Study of the Carrizo Plain National Monument. In: Eaton, Marietta; Landres, Peter, compilers. 2010. Decade of Discovery in the National Landscape Conservation System, May 24-28, 2010, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Proceedings RMRS-P-000. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station.

Haefele, M. and P. Morton. 2009. The influence of the pace and scale of energy development on communities: Lessons from the natural gas drilling boom in the Rocky Mountains. Western Economics Forum 8(2): 1-13.

Haefele, M. Culver, N. and Bond, A. 2008. The Carrizo Plain National Monument: A Stunning Natural Area Sustaining Vibrant Communities. San Francisco, CA: The Wilderness Society. 52 pp.

Haefele, M. Morton, P. Culver, N. 2007. Natural Dividends: Wildland Protection and the Changing Economy of the Rocky Mountain West. Washington, D.C. The Wilderness Society.32 pp.

Haefele, M. Morton, P. Thomson, J. Hartley, D. 2006. Drilling in the Rockies: the influence of pace and scale on community impacts. Presented at the International Symposium on Society and Resource Management. Vancouver, BC, June 2006.

Morton, P., C. Weller, J. Thomson, M. Haefele, and N. Culver. 2004. Drilling in the Rocky Mountains: How Much and at What Cost? Proceedings of the 69th North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference, Spokane, WA. March 16-20, 2004.

Haefele, Michelle; Shields, Deborah J.; Lybecker, Donna L. 2005. Survey responses from Region 3: Are we achieving the public’s objectives for forests and rangelands? Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-156. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 27 p.

Shields, Deborah J.; Haefele, Michelle; Lybecker, Donna L. 2005. Survey responses from Region 8: Are we achieving the public’s objectives for forests and rangelands? Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-158. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 31 p.

Haefele, Michelle; Shields, Deborah J.; Lybecker, Donna L. 2005. Survey responses from Region 9: Are we achieving the public’s objectives for forests and rangelands? Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-159. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 28 p.

Lybecker, Donna L.; Shields, Deborah J.; Haefele, Michelle. 2005. Survey responses from the intermountain West: Are we achieving the public’s objectives for forests and rangelands? Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-160. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 35 p.

Kramer, R. A., Holmes, T. P., and Haefele, M. A. 2003 “Using contingent valuation to estimate the value of forest ecosystem protection,” in: Forests in A Market Economy, Sills, E. and Abt, K. (eds.). Forestry Sciences Series by Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, Nerherlands,

Haefele, M. A. and Shields, D. J. 2003. Survey responses from the Northeastern Area of State and Private Forestry: Are we achieving the public’s objectives for forests and rangelands? Unpublished paper on file at USDA Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fort Collins, CO. 50 p.

Shields, D. J., Martin, I. M. Martin, W. E., and Haefele, M. A. 2002. Survey results of the American public’s values, objectives, beliefs, and attitudes regarding forests and grasslands: A technical document supporting the 2000 USDA Forest Service RPA Assessment. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-95. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 111p.

Haefele, M. A. and Loomis, J. B. 2001 Improving statistical efficiency and testing robustness of conjoint marginal valuations.” Am. J. of Agric. Econ. 83(5):1321-1327.

McCollum, D. W., Rosenberger, R. S. and Haefele, M. A. 2001 A systematic evaluation of cross-scenario effects in multiple scenario contingent valuation studies. Paper presented at the Association of Environmental and Resource Economics session of the American Agricultural Economics Association annual meeting, Chicago IL, Aug. 5-8 2001.

Haefele, M. A. and Loomis, J. B. Using the conjoint analysis technique for the estimation of passive use values of forest health.” J. Forest Econ. 7(2001):9-28.

McCollum, D. W., Haefele, M. A., and Rosenberger, R. S. 1999. A survey of 1997 Colorado anglers and their willingness to pay increased license fees (Project Report No. 39). Project Report for the Colorado Division of Wildlife. Fort Collins, CO: Colorado State University, Human Dimensions in Natural Resources Unit, and USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 105 pp.

McCollum, D. W., Haefele, M. A., and Miller, S. M. 1998. Attributes and value of a recreation experience: a preliminary analysis of wildlife viewing in Denali National Park. In Proceedings: W-133 Benefits and Costs of Resources Policies Affecting Public and Private Land. Eleventh Interim Report, compiled by Paul Jakus, Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Tennessee, Knoxville TN.

Haefele, M. A., Kramer, R. A., and Holmes. T. P. 1991. Estimating the Total Value of Forest Quality in High Elevation Forests. In Proceedings: National Conference on the Economic Value of Wilderness, May 9-11, 1991, Jackson Hole, WY.

Holmes, T. P., Kramer, R. A., and Haefele, M. A.. 1991. The Economic Valuation of Forest Quality. In Proceedings: Southern Forest Economics Workshop, February 20-22, 1991, Washington, DC.

Kramer, R. A. and Haefele, M. A. 1990. Economic Valuation of Forest Damage from Air Pollution: Method Development. Final report for a cooperative agreement between Duke University and the USDA Forest Service, Southeastern Forest Experiment Station.

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