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Brattle economists assist clients in navigating conflicts that frequently arise regarding natural resource protection and land use. Our deep institutional knowledge of land use regulations, particularly as they pertain to wetlands, timber lands, and endangered species, allows us to provide sound guidance and advice to developers, investors, and public agencies involved in conflict resolution and litigation.

We have been engaged to address the appropriate taxes or fees to account for negative impacts on surrounding lands from coal and mineral extraction. We have also valued mineral, timber, and agricultural lands, in addition to protected natural resources such as parks and wilderness areas.

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REPRESENTATIVE ENGAGEMENTS

Below is a list of representative engagements for our Natural Resources & Land Use practice.

Natural resources valuation
Brattle economists served as the damages expert for the Choctaw Nation and Chickasaw Nation in their case against the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI). The Brattle valuation was used as a benchmark in this case, which resulted in a $186 million settlement, the fifth largest tribal trust settlement to date.
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