Land, Water, and Nature
Our Land, Water, and Nature Program works to build healthy and productive natural systems that are resilient to a changing climate and support a thriving economy.
Examining the threats posed to the diversity of species
Disasters, Resilience, and Adaptation
Building resilience and adapting to a changing world
Earth Observations and Space
Quantifying the benefits of earth observations
Developing environmental management solutions
Evaluating global fisheries management programs and policies
Evaluating regional forest management policies, considering costs and goals
Public and Private Lands
Examining the way natural, rural, and urban land is used and managed
Informing effective water management policies, from water rights to quality
Working Paper — Apr 18, 2019
What is a Fish Out of Water? The Economics Behind the Joint Management of Water Resources and Aquatic Species in the United States
This paper reviews the economics literature on management problems involving linked water resources and aquatic species.
Report — Mar 27, 2019
Facing the Nation’s Water Challenges: Results from Resources for the Future’s Roundtable Series
This report follows a series of stakeholder forums held across the country with water experts, spotlighting the nation’s challenges and concerns about managing water resources.
Journal Article — Mar 6, 2019
Optimal Investment to Enable Evolutionary Rescue
Even with eventual rescue, evolutionary time lags can cause the population size to temporarily fall below a threshold susceptible to extinction.
Webinar — Jan 17, 2019
Using the Social Cost of Carbon to Value Earth Observing Systems
Presented at the RFF-CMCC European Institute
Workshops & Seminars — Dec 4, 2018
Measuring the Cost: Exploring the Impacts of Water Pollution
Resources for the Future and the Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future of Cornell University host Measuring the Cost: Exploring the Impacts of Water Pollution.
Workshops & Seminars — Sep 25, 2018
Exploring the Future of the Endangered Species Act
This event explored what the future of the Endangered Species Act means for our environment and economy.