Emerald ash borer, Agrilus planipennis : an economic analysis of regulations in Canada / Emily Hope, Lili Sun, Daniel McKenney, Bryan Bogdanski, John Pedlar, Lachlan Macaulay, Heather MacDonald, Kevin...: Fo143-2/454E-PDF
"The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) was likely introduced to North America in the early 1990s and has since become a highly destructive invasive forest pest. From 2002 onwards, federal quarantines have regulated the movement of at-risk ash commodities in both Canada and the United States (U.S.). Despite these regulations, the EAB has spread rapidly from Michigan and southern Ontario to much of eastern North America, leaving millions of dead ash trees in its wake. As of 2019, the EAB was present in 36 states in the U.S. and 5 Canadian provinces, including Manitoba, Ontario, Québec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. The U.S. recently evaluated the effects of removing domestic EAB quarantine regulations. In this context, our study examined the costs and benefits of EAB regulations in Canada. We estimated the cost of EAB regulation by combining applicable Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) administrative costs and program compliance costs faced by participating wood product mills. The benefits of regulation were determined as the value of slowing its spread by delaying damage to high-valued street ash trees in communities and to rural trees. The model focused on the economic costs associated with the EAB and did not include an estimate of the environmental and social impacts of EAB regulation. An analysis of these non-monetary values would complement the current study and could be explored in future research but was not required to justify the regulatory efforts on allocative efficiency grounds"--Executive summary, page iii.
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|Department/Agency||Pacific Forestry Centre, issuing body.|
|Title||Emerald ash borer, Agrilus planipennis : an economic analysis of regulations in Canada / Emily Hope, Lili Sun, Daniel McKenney, Bryan Bogdanski, John Pedlar, Lachlan Macaulay, Heather MacDonald, Kevin Lawrence.|
|Series title||Information report ; BC-X-454|
|Publication type||Series - View Master Record|
|Note(s)|| Includes bibliographical references (pages 15-16). |
Issued also in print format.
Includes summaries in English and French.
|Publishing information|| Victoria, BC : Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Pacific Forestry Centre, 2020. |
|Author / Contributor||Hope, Emily, author.|
|Description||1 online resource (v, 28 pages) : colour illustrations, maps (chiefly colour).|
|Catalogue number|| |
|Departmental catalogue number||40218|
|Subject terms|| Emerald ash borer -- Control -- Economic aspects -- Canada. |
Ash (Plants) -- Diseases and pests -- Control -- Economic aspects -- Canada.
Agrile du frêne -- Lutte contre -- Aspect économique -- Canada.
Frêne -- Maladies et fléaux -- Lutte contre -- Aspect économique -- Canada.
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