Applied Ecosystem Services, LLC

The Environmental Issues Doctor


This tutorial explains the benefits of a process that maximizes the value of your environmental data, then describes the process in detail.

There are two main reasons all environmental permit holders need this data management process:

First, when regulators, NGOs, local groups, and others allege that an operation or project harms the environment their claim is always based on data. Specifically, the data you collect for baseline studies or permit compliance monitoring.

Second, environmental regulations are written to demonstrate to the legislature that the agency is complying with the relevant statutes. This is good for them, but may not be in your best interests.

This work was originally published on the Applied Ecosystem Services, LLC web site at

It is offered under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International license. In short, you may copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format as long as you credit Dr. Richard Shepard as the author. You may not use the material for commercial purposes, and you may not distribute modified versions.

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