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Wetland Symposium

Dollar Values of Prairie Potholes: Two Case Studies


BRETT P. HOVDE AND JAY A. LEITCH

North Dakota State University, Department of Agricultural Economics, Fargo, ND 58105

The value of a wetland is some combination of the values of that wetland's compatible outputs. Assessing the value of a particular wetland's outputs requires careful assessment of both the ecological functions and the societal values. This poster demonstrates the lines of reasoning involved with site specific wetland valuation as well as the relative confidence in the underlying science. Highly evident are the many crucial components that are currently filled with assumptions.


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