The Economic Impacts of Critical Habitat Designation
Designation of critical habitat can impose significant costs by raising the cost of development, reducing the amount of usable land and delaying completion of projects. These costs are borne by many groups including farmers, land owners, developers and, especially, consumers.
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Sunding, David. 2003. "The Economic Impacts of Critical Habitat Designation." ARE Update 6(6): 7-10. University of California Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics.