When habitats and wildlife are injured, people often lose the services these resources provide. Our job is to ensure that the public is compensated when they are unable to enjoy nature’s benefits.
The Damage Assessment, Remediation, and Restoration Program (DARRP) restores natural resources injured during an oil spill, release of hazardous materials, or vessel grounding to fully compensate the public for losses. DARRP uses a variety of economic and natural science-based methodologies to assess these injuries. This injury assessment process is based on the understanding that functioning ecosystems provide multiple ecosystem services that support life and provide benefits to people across the nation.
DARRP economists provide technical support for oil spill, hazardous waste site, and ship grounding cases, in addition to related research and methods development.