EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB)

Valuing the Protection of Ecological Systems and Services: A Report of the EPA Science Advisory Board (EPA-SAB-09-012)

This original SAB report examines ecological valuation practices, methods, and research needs at EPA. It recommends ways EPA can strengthen valuations in three decision contexts: national rule making, regional partnerships, and site-specific decisions.

    Supplementary web-accessible materials on ecological valuation developed by members of the SAB Committee on Valuing the Protection of Ecological Systems and Services or developed for the committee:

  • Methods and approaches potentially useful in the ecological valuation process
  • Survey issues for ecological valuation: Current best practices and recommendations for research
  • Science Advisory Board workshop summary: Science for valuation of EPA's ecological protection decisions and programs. Summary of workshop held December 13-14, 2005, Washington, DC