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Title: Metric development for environmental benefits analysis
Authors: McKay, S. Kyle
Pruitt, Bruce A.
Harberg, Mark C.
Covich, Alan P.
Kenney, Melissa A.
Fischenich, J. Craig, 1962-
Keywords: Environmental management
Ecosystem Management and Restoration Research Program (U.S.)
Publisher: Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical Note (Ecosystem Management and Restoration Research Program (U.S.)) ; no. ERDC/TN EMRRP-EBA-4
Abstract: This technical note seeks to clarify concepts of metric development and application for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) ecosystem restoration projects. Metrics are herein defined as measurable system properties that quantify the degree of achieving objectives. Metric lexicon, types, and policies are reviewed to adequately provide readers with background on the subject. Because metrics measure objective achievement, the importance of objectives and techniques for setting objectives are discussed. An iterative three-step metric development process is then proposed, consisting of: 1) metric selection based on a logical hierarchy of metric types, 2) metric evaluation using desirable properties of metrics, and 3) documentation and archival of metric development and application.
Description: Technical Note
Gov't Doc #: ERDC/TN EMRRP-EBA-4
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited
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