What We Do
We conduct economic analyses for regulatory decision-making, natural resource damage assessment, natural resource based economic policy and development, National Wildlife Refuges, National Fish Hatcheries, and others.
Our Projects and Initiatives
Economic impact analysis estimates the economic effects of expenditures in local, regional or national economies When the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) promulgates new or revised regulations, the regulatory process often requires an assessment of the economic effects under consideration. The Economics Branch is experienced in developing economic analyses to support the required determinations and NEPA requirements of the rulemaking process. Natural Resource Damage Assessment and Restoration (NRDAR) is the process restoring natural resources injured as a result of oil spills or hazardous substance releases into the environment. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), through the Department of the Interior (DOI), works in partnership with affected state, tribal and federal trustee agencies to conduct damage assessments that serve as the basis for determining restoration needs that address the public's loss from injured natural resources.