Economic and Environmental Considerations for Incremental Cost Analysis in Mitigation Planning
GREELEY-POLHEMUS GROUP INC WEST CHESTER PA
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The Incremental Cost Analysis for Mitigation in Planning is the specific work unit for which this report was prepared. This work unit focusses on investigating the issues, problems, and techniques relevant to conducting incremental cost analysis for mitigating fish and wildlife losses resulting from Corps water resources projects. The intent of incremental analysis is to provide information vital to the choice of the overall level of mitigation, as well as to the choice of a particular plan that accomplishes that level. The focus here is on formulating cost effective increments in mitigation, that is on developing the supply of mitigation. Although developed to assist mitigation planning, the approaches discussed are equally applicable to environmental recovery, restoration and enhancement for which the supply or cost of production of environmental outputs is desired. The specific problem addressed by this report is the necessary requirement for linking mitigation management plans, for which costs can be calculated, to changes in the quantity and quality of fish and wildlife resources.
- Administration and Management
- Economics and Cost Analysis
- Water Pollution and Control