Accession Number ADA583092
Title Science-Based Framework for Environmental Benefits Assessment.
Publication Date Mar 2013
Media Count 58p
Personal Author B. Pruitt D. Price J. C. Fischenich S. J. Miller S. K. McKay
Abstract This report outlines a framework for evaluating ecosystem restoration benefits within the context of USACE Civil Works planning process. An emphasis is placed on knowledge gained from research conducted under the Environmental Benefits Analysis (EBA) Program to address needs for a science- based assessment strategy that moves the standard of practice closer to the state-of-science for EBA. Current practice can be improved with the explicit use of conceptual models, establishment of clear objectives and associated metrics, better predictive tools, quantification of uncertainty, more structured decision methods, and adaptive management. The report is intended to assist Corps water resources planners and Project Delivery Teams (PDTs) in evaluating ecosystem restoration projects, programmatic considerations and general advancements in restoration science. It should also assist ERDC researchers and program managers as well as USACE water resources planners in aligning EBA products to meet planning needs.
Keywords Am(Adaptive management)
Benefits assessment framework
Eba(Environmental benefits analysis)
Ecosystem restoration planning
Ecosystem services
Ecosystems
Environmental assessment
Models
Pdt(Project delivery teams)
Planning
Restoration benefits
Risk management
Uncertainty


 
Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 57H - Ecology
68G - Environmental Health & Safety
Corporate Author Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station, Vicksburg, MS. Environmental Lab.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Final rept.
NTIS Issue Number 1401
Contract Number N/A

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