Brattle economists assist clients in navigating conflicts that frequently arise regarding natural resource protection and land use. Our deep institutional knowledge of land use regulations, particularly as they pertain to wetlands, timber lands, and endangered species, allows us to provide sound guidance and advice to developers, investors, and public agencies involved in conflict resolution and litigation.
We have been engaged to address the appropriate taxes or fees to account for negative impacts on surrounding lands from coal and mineral extraction. We have also valued mineral, timber, and agricultural lands, in addition to protected natural resources such as parks and wilderness areas.
Conserving Endangered Species through Regulation of Urban Development: The Case of California Vernal Pools
David L. Sunding and Jonathan Terhorst
Published in Land Economics
Land Markets and the Value of Water Supply: Hedonic Analysis using Panel Data
April 10, 2014
Published in the American Journal of Argicultural Economics