Measuring the Benefits of Federal Wetland Programs
A steadily increasing appreciation of the value of wetlands and recognition of the factors leading to their loss have spurred the federal government to introduce a series of programs to regulate and manage wetlands. The benefits of these wetland protection programs accrue to the general public, while the largest share of protection costs are borne by private landowners.
Measuring the Benefits of Federal Wetland Programs describes the goals and mechanisms of federal wetland regulation and management efforts and outlines a framework for measuring the benefits of wetland protection. Measuring the Benefits of Federal Wetland Programs explores federal wetland programs and the problems with benefits assessment in this context.
Written by a natural resources economist, Measuring the Benefits of Federal Wetland Programs is a valuable tool for understanding the quantitative assessment of wetland protection benefits and belongs on the bookshelf of anyone involved in wetland protection or regulation.