New Publication: Why We Continue to Develop Floodplains: Examining the Disincentives for Conservation in Federal Policy

Why We Continue to Develop Floodplains: Examining the Disincentives for Conservation in Federal PolicyCover

  • Zachary Christin, Earth Economics, Project Director
  • Michael Kline, Vermont Rivers Program Manager, VT Department of Environmental Conservation

This report explores the value of floodplains and attempts to explain how the nation's rivers and floodplains have become physically disconnected, leading to loss of floodplain functions. With federal agencies now incorporating the value of natural infrastructure into federal planning and decision-making, there are opportunities, as never before, to examine and change the disincentives for floodplain conservation.

Mar 15, 2017