Step 4: Scaling Complementary and Compensatory Remediation

  • David Chapman
  • Joshua Lipton


The purpose of the scaling step of the equivalency analysis is to determine the amount of remediation required to offset damages to natural resources or services. It involves calculating the benefits (credits) for relevant remediation options and determining how much of the selected remediation is required to generate sufficient credit to offset the damage (debit). The determination of how much of the selected remediation is required is called scaling. Estimating the costs of undertaking the necessary amount of remediation options is also discussed.


Scaling remediation Remediation credit Remediation costs 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Rocky Mountain Research StationUnited States Forest ServiceFort CollinsUSA
  2. 2.Abt AssociatesBoulderUSA

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