A recent paper; The Persistence of Subsistence: Wild Food Harvests in Rural Alaska, 1983-2013 by James S. Magdanz et al. studies subsistence hunting and fishing in Alaska. One key finding is the importance of roads. They state that “Propensity score matching finds that roads have significant, strong, and negative effects on subsistence harvests, but no significant effects on incomes.” Roads make it easier for non-native urban populations to gain from subsistence hunting and fishing. The study is available at https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2779464
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