Natural Resource Policy, Values and Economics (NRPVE)
- describe factors involved in policy-making and describe basic policy-making models;
- explain the basic roles of economics in natural resource, ecosystem service, and outdoor recreation management; demonstrate comprehension and appreciation of human value systems underlying policy-making and economics;
- demonstrate skills in interpreting and applying human dimensions data to natural resource policy and management including National Visitor Use Monitoring (NVUM)recreation visitation, visitor spending, preferences data and Renewable Resources Planning Act (RPA) economic values data.
Discussion is strongly related to activities on National Forests
via case study and interactive exercises. Obviously one week
won't make you an economist or policy analysit - but it will
help you in understanding and dealing with economic and political
influences in natural resource management. And understanding
economics, politics and policy will slide into "VALUES".
How do you 'value' the soil under a building...before and
after it is washed away?
How do you 'value' a potential landslide and human life ...
or closing a road?
Purification of air and water - what is the value?
How do we adapt our management for global warming? ECOSYSTEM SERVICES
Questions posed more frequently today by our agency, litigants and landholding neighbors. You will learn how to determine 'value' and ask good economic/policy/value questions -- to yourself and to people with their set 'values'. Humans try and substitute these 'ecosystem services' at high expense and not doing it nearly as well as nature.
Join the discussion - delve into other areas you may not have previously considered; explore some options and actions.
Recommended for Line Officers and decision makers.
Annually alternating Hosts between Portland State University (Portland OR), University of Georgia (Athens GA) and Colorado State University (CSU).
Only 1 WEEK LONG!
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Portland State University hosts in partnership with Colorado State University and University of Georgia-Athens.
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2600 policy values economics
(does NOT include lodging and most meals; DOES include continental breakfasts. UGA includes a "full" sit down lunch; PSU does not include lunch.)
Payment - PSU: 3 options
- credit card - Call Christine Hanosly @ PSU [Preferred Forest Service option]
- check (made out to PSU Center for Public Service)
- direct deposit - Venor will send DUNS/Tax ID information for paying through ASC under "Misc. Payment/Individual".
Dropping from the Workshop:
Tuition is 'low' for this workshop consequently there is not
much leeway on letting people drop. If you are registered, check
with us first, just in case we have a waiting list. If there
is not a waiting list, you will need to find a substitute or
pay fixed costs. The budget has been set and spent based on
current confirmation. Thank you for your understanding and consideration.