Role of Economics in Endangered Species Act Activities Related to Snake River Salmon

by Edwin J. Woodruff, Corps of Engineers,
Daniel D. Huppert, Corps of Engineers,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Water Management in the '90s: A Time for Innovation


The development of recovery actions for the species of Snake River Salmon listed under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) must consider a wide range of actions covering the different life-cycles of the species. This paper examines the possible role of economic analysis in assisting in selection of actions to undertake and draws heavily on similar opinions presented by others in the region.

Subject Headings: Economic factors | Fish management | Environmental issues | Legislation | Life cycles | Rivers and streams | Endangered species | Aquatic habitats

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