Sarah specializes in natural resource policy and economics.Methods and Tools Econometric & Statistical Analysis & Modeling
ECONorthwest can construct or deconstruct any econometric and statistical model or analysis.Non-Market Valuation
ECONorthwest has unparalleled expertise in quantifying the value associated with non-market goods and services.
We apply peer-reviewed methods to calculate the value of recreational fisheries; to evaluate policies aimed at enhancing populations of threatened or endangered species; to analyze the impact of mining, dams, and other land-use disturbances on sensitive wildlife populations; and to address the impacts of climate change on a diverse range of ecosystems. We also have experience assessing the economic damages of toxic-waste spills on commercial and recreational fisheries.
ECONorthwest has worked on salmon issues in the Pacific Northwest since the early 1990s.
In addition to our work related to Pacific salmon, ECONorthwest has worked on matters involving critical habitat designation under the federal Endangered Species Act for many species: