The value of natural resources

Research the Internet and other sources for information regarding public land agencies that have used some method of determining the value of a natural resource. You could focus your research on National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documents (Environmental Assessments [EA], Environmental Impact Statements [EIS], resource management plans, general management plans, etc). Check out the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) website for NEPA Compliance documents; try visiting the different public land agency websites and search for any new projects or developments that might require an evaluation of the economic value of natural resources). Check out the websites for the different National Park Service units (parks), different refuges of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Bureau of Land Management, the U.S. Forest Service, etc., for any project that required an assessment of the economic value of some natural resource. In the Week 3 Discussion, discuss the project and what you learned, what method of analysis was used, and give us enough background to understand this example.