Accession Number : ADA304362

Title :   Resource Significance: A New Prospective for Environmental Project Planning,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER INST FOR WATER RESOURCES FORT BELVOIR VA

Personal Author(s) : Doll, Amy ; Rubin, Kenneth I.

PDF Url : ADA304362

Report Date : JUN 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 128

Abstract : Resource significance is one of the metrics used in the decision making process of selecting environmental projects for implementation. The theory being that the more 'significant' resources, as defined in Institutional, Technical, and Public parameters, will be carried into the implementation phase of project planning. This report provides a brief discussion of the sources for determining resource significance. It also provides summary statistics of 95 programs developed for purposes of ranking projects based on certain levels of significance. Among these are Federal, Regional, State, Nonprofit and Historical programs. The report presents summaries of selected existing programs that can assist in the identification and description of the significance of environmental resources. Included are discussions of models for prioritizing National and Regional environmental resource priorities as well as models which use established sets of scientific or TECHNICAL criteria, INSTITUTIONAL criteria, PUBLIC support or opinion and models which promote interagency cooperation to establish environmental resource priorities. (MM)

Descriptors :   *WATER POLLUTION ABATEMENT, *RIVERS, *WETLANDS, *ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, *WILDLIFE, *LAKES, *ECOLOGY, COASTAL REGIONS, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, DECISION MAKING, NATURAL RESOURCES, HISTORY, PUBLIC RELATIONS, RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, WATERSHEDS, CONSERVATION, PUBLIC UTILITIES, WATER RESOURCES, HABITATS, FLORIDA, ESTUARIES.

Subject Categories : Ecology
      Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
      Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE