Mark Buckley, ECONorthwest
Dr. Mark Buckley leads the natural resource and climate practice at ECONorthwest, an economics consulting firm, designing and managing economic analyses generally involving water resources and land management. Mark specializes in bringing an intuitive, strategic approach to understanding individual and group values and incentives to account for decision-making in policy design. He focuses on the context-specific scarcities to understand the real value of goods and services, whether they be market or non-market. Mark works as part of interdisciplinary teams, typically for federal as well as state and local agencies, including USEPA, USFS, USDOJ, BLM, DOI, NOAA, and numerous state and local agencies. His recent work includes leading benefit-cost analyses for bacteria TDML water quality investments in San Diego and Orange counties, designing wildfire prevention efforts to maximize water quality and quantity benefits and identify funding opportunities in the Sierra Nevada, long-range planning for stormwater and wastewater investments taking into account public and private objectives in Puget Sound, and improving outdoor recreation investments to provide economic benefits and business opportunities in Oregon. Mark serves as an expert witness on natural resource issues and has served on city advisory committees. He has published research in peer-reviewed journals and has edited books, and served as an adjunct professor for environmental economics at Portland State University.