Category: General Publications
Title: Fact Sheet: Accounting For Watershed and Other Resource Values Consideration in the Nepa Analysis
Author: * Brewer, D.
Subject: Watershed, NEPA
Abstract: The value of the wood products and the costs to administer, prepare, and complete the work are typically the sole economic factors studied in a NEPA analysis of forest restoration proposals or fuels reduction projects. Normally, watershed protection or restoration is part of the purpose and need for action and as such necessitates some level of disclosure in NEPA documentation. In some cases, such as a municipal watershed, water yield can be an extremely important attribute to carry through the analysis. The goals of this fact sheet are to 1) provide practitioners with some scientific literature they can use as a reference in their NEPA analysis on watershed outputs, 2) show some methods to determine watershed and other resource outputs, and 3) identify some basic technique that practitioners may consider to value these variables.
Type: Fact Sheet
Source: Ecological Restoration Institute Fact Sheet
Publisher: Ecological Restoration Institute/NAU