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  • adj. That does not consume a resource
  • adj. That is not consumed (eaten)


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  • Thus far, these so-called nonconsumptive users have not rushed forth to participate, proving that people are unlikely to pay for something they can get for free.

    The Vail Trail - All Sections

  • These forests are currently being managed for timber extraction, but changes in public demand and Forest Service policy may eventually balance consumptive use (timber extraction) with an increase in nonconsumptive uses (viewsheds, hiking, camping, biodiversity protection).

    Appalachian-Blue Ridge forests

  • However, the most common and widespread use of wildlife is nonconsumptive tourism, which takes place in areas where densities of wildlife are high.

    Southern Africa and biodiversity conservation

  • He felt it was time to focus on the nonconsumptive use of wildlife.

    Steve and Me

  • The economic analysis also represents a significant methodological advance, in that it used new bioeconomic models for fisheries accounts and assigned consumptive versus nonconsumptive use values for mangrove accounts.

    42. Iguana farming for food and tropical forest preservation

  • "In other words, in addition to values derived from trophy hunting the consultant shall attempt to estimate other consumptive values (meat, hide, and other parts), nonconsumptive values (tourism, art, crafts), scientific/educational value, and existence value or value as an iconic species," it says. - Home Page

  • This use is largely nonconsumptive, in that virtually all the water is returned to the stream with little significant change at least with modern cooling. -- Top News

  • Water use can be divided into consumptive and nonconsumptive uses. -- Top News

  • Doesn't that give the public the nonconsumptive recreational water right and utilization of the bed, whether private or public, and not be civilly or criminally trespassing?

    Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local

  • When it comes to Google, York noted that the terms of the Google settlement will open up materials in HathiTrust to nonconsumptive research; such a large body of text has not been opened up to this sort of research before.

    Information Today News Breaks


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