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Oyster EIS Presentation Focused on Economic Analysis
Today, Dr. Doug Lipton from the University of Marylandís Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics presented key findings on an economic analysis being prepared in support of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to evaluate oyster restoration alternatives, including native and nonnative oysters. This was the third in a series of public outreach events that Maryland, Virginia and the Army Corps of Engineers, Norfolk District will be hosting over the next several months to keep the public informed of the research, modeling and assessment components of the EIS. To view todayís presentation, click here.
October 6, 2005
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