Environmental Litigation and Regulation
Natural Resources and Land Use

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.

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Professor Sunding advises on matters relating to environmental and natural resource economics, utility regulation and ratemaking, damages, and valuation. More icon f02782c24cccaf6d90e1da53920c42f20e5a8955f54ac2ca5727ec7dc89987b4
Conserving Endangered Species through Regulation of Urban Development: The Case of California Vernal Pools
May 2014
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