A Framework for Risk Analysis in Ecological Restoration Projects

Thom, R.M., H.L. Diefenderfer, and K.D. Hofseth

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This report is a framework document that provides the general planner with a basic understanding of risk analysis in the USACE six-step ecosystem restoration planning process. The USACE objective in ecosystem restoration, one of the primary missions of the USACE Civil Works program, is to contribute to national ecosystem restoration by measurably increasing the net quantity and/or quality of desired ecosystem resources. The focus of this report is on risk analysis: identifying the range of possible outcomes from alternative ecosystem restoration actions, assessing the potential for achieving the desired outcome, characterizing the likelihood of adverse consequences, and communicating these findings to stakeholders and decision makers.

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Technical Document

U.S. Department of Energy