||Economic Criteria for Decisions on Preservation and Alteration of Natural Resources with Special Reference to Freshwater Wetlands in Massachusetts.
Gupt, Tirath R. ;
||Massachusetts Univ., Amherst. Dept. of Agricultural and Food Economics.
||DI-14-31-0001-3596; OWRR-B-012-MASS ;OWRR-B-023-MASS; 02671,; B-012-MASS(4)
Economic analysis ;
Benefit cost analysis ;
Decision making ;
Land development ;
Flood control ;
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Institutional forces such as laws, ownership costs and taxes, goals and plans of owners which affect wetland usage are described. Methods are given for valuing inland wetland benefits and opportunity costs and for determining the general magnitude of these values. Generally applicable criteria for making decisions for issuance of wetland alteration permits are presented.