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Mark Buckley

Empowering decision-makers with complete information about the benefits and costs of their options

Dr. Mark Buckley leads the natural resource practice at ECOnorthwest, designing economic analyses of policy options for water and land resources. He focuses on context-specific scarcities to understand the real value of goods and services, including ecosystem services and outdoor recreation. Mark works as part of interdisciplinary teams, for local, state and federal agencies. His recent work includes calculating the economic contributions of parks and national forest recreation in Central Oregon, surveys of residents and visitors to support sustainable tourism planning across Oregon and Washington communities, and development of a funding strategy for the San Diego River Park across jurisdictions throughout San Diego County. Mark serves as an expert witness on natural resource issues and serves on city and state agency advisory committees as well as boards for non-profits. He has published research in peer-reviewed journals and has edited books and has also served as an adjunct professor for environmental economics at Portland State University.

Core Services:

  • Benefit-cost analysis
  • Economic impact analysis
  • Incentive design
  • Funding strategy development