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Conservation Discussion Papers by Hal Gordon

Conservation Discussion Papers by Hal Gordon

Published in October, 2020

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Agricultural Water

Estimating the $/Acre-foot of irrigation water.

 

Benefit Cost Analysis

Estimating the $/Unit benefits & costs of conservation activities.

 

Changing Land Use

Estimating the $/Unit of changing land use.

CrpVsHayVsGrazeHG071320

Cost Sharing

Estimating the appropriate $/Unit cost-share payment.

 

Crop Rotations

Estimating the change in $/Acre income from changing crop rotations.

CropRotationEconomicHG050520

Environmental Evaluations

How economics applies to environmental evaluations and the NEPA process.

 

Extending Grazing Period

Estimating the $/Unit of additional early spring or late fall forage.

LivestockForageBudgetHG072620

Extending Practice Life

The $/Unit value of lengthen conservation practice lifespan.

CostEffectivenessCurvesHG051820

Farm Machinery

Estimating the $/Unit and $/Acre cost of typical farm machinery and implements.

MachineryCostHG051820

Firewood

Estimated the $/Cord of firewood.

FireWoodCostHG051520

Flood Control

Methods to estimate $ urban flood damages for watershed projects.

FloodDamagesBasic040620

Grazed Forage

Estimating $/AUM of grazed forage value.

 

Gully Control

The $/Acre value of preventing gully erosion.

GullyEconomicsHG090320

Hydropower

Method to estimate the $/KwHr value of electricity from a small hydropower plant.

HydroPowerValueHG060820

Indexing

Estimating current $ value using past year values.

HowToIndexHG071620

Knowing the True Costs of Conservation

Estimating the $/Unit total lifespan cost of conservation practices.

ConsPractTrueCostHG121817

Manure

Estimating the $/Ton fertilizer value of manure.

ManureVAlueHG110508

Nutrient Management

Estimating the change in $/Acre farm income from nutrient management.

PastureFertHG060618

Personal Financial Planning

Demonstrating method to calculate loans, break-even costs and retirement planning.

 

Preventing Future Damage

Estimating the $ value of protecting property from damages using the EW Program.

 

Recreation

Estimating the $/Recreational-Day of various recreational activities.

 

Reducing Soil Erosion

The $/Acre value of preventing soil erosion.

SoilErosionYieldHG081120

Regional Financial Assistance

Estimating jobs and income created from financial assistance payments to a community.

IMPLAN Technical Note

Social, Demographic & Agricultural Data

Obtaining and using social data in conservation planning activities.

 

Soil Quality

Estimating the $/Acre crop income from improving soil quality.

SpoilQulaityValueHG061020

Technical Information

Estimating the $ value of Soil Surveys, Ecological Site Descriptions, Water Supply, etc.

 

Timber Economics

Estimating the $/Acre timber value of forestland.

ForestEconHG080720

Topsoil

Estimating the $/Ton value of top soil.