Selection of an Optimal Ecosystem Restoration Plan: Decision-Making Criteria in the Planning Process

by Ira Artz,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: WRPMD'99: Preparing for the 21st Century


(No paper) This paper explores various decision criteria for restoration projects and how they may be modeled with existing decision models. Cost-effectiveness, incremental cost analyses, and sensitivity analysis of alternatives in order to select a plan that offers the best habitat return for a given financial investment are discussed.

Subject Headings: Ecological restoration | Ecosystems | Decision making | Sensitivity analysis | Benefit cost ratios | Water resources | Project management | Financial management

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