||Sustainability and resource assessment : a case study of soil resources in the United States /
Hoag, Dana L. ;
Popp, J. S. H. ;
Hyatt, D. E.
||Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. National Center for Environmental Assessment. ;Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins. Dept. of Agricultural and Resource Economics.
|| U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, National Center for Environmental Assessment,
||EPA 600-R-98-038; NCEA-R-1067
Conservation of natural resources--United States. ;
Soil conservation--United States.
Resource assessment ;
Soil conservation ;
Soil erosion ;
Erosion control ;
Crop production ;
Natural resources management ;
Resource conservation ;
Economic impact ;
Social impact ;
Environmental impact ;
Environmental quality ;
Environmental policy ;
Mathematical models ;
Risk assessment ;
United States ;
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||1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations ; 28 cm
A general framework is proposed to examine sustainability of environmental resources in objective, measurable ways. By using soil quality as an example, sustainability research is taken beyond theory and into application. Endowment of a natural resource can be modeled as an index of quality to assess the degree of sustainable management. This index, consisting of the most important identifying characteristics of the resource, is placed into a dynamic model of production to determine how resource use affects three different versions of sustainability. The economic, social, and environmental impacts are identified for each sustainability requirement, and the long-term path of resource quality is evaluated.
"June 1998." Shipping list no.: 99-0169-M. Includes bibliographical references (pages 6-1-6-5). "EPA 600-R-98-038." Microfiche.