Resource Significance Protocol for Environmental Project Planning.
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Environmental restoration and protection is now a priority output, similar to flood control and navigation, in the Corps of Engineers COE budgeting process for the Civil Works water resources development program. However, in contrast to more traditional proj ect outputs, many of the outputs of environmental restoration projects cannot be measured in monetary terms. Without the option of quantifying environmental outputs in monetary terms, other criteria must be considered for evaluating and justifYing environmental restoration projects in the COEs planning and budgeting processes. One potential criterion is the significance of the environmental resources associated with such projects. For this purpose, resource significance can be described in terms of institutional, public, and technical significance see Chapter 2, as defined in the Water Resources Councils Principles and Guidelines.1
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