Maura Flight (she/her) is an environmental economist with 15 years of experience providing economic analyses to inform sound environmental and natural resource management from project-level studies to national-level regulations. She is expert in developing innovative yet pragmatic approaches to evaluate and communicate the linkages between environmental character and quality and people’s well-being. Recent projects include: establishing a framework for valuing injuries to animal species in national parks; quantifying economic costs and benefits of species protective regulations under the Endangered Species Act and Marine Mammal Protection Act; valuing ecosystem service benefits of the Clean Air Act Amendments; assessing environmental, economic, and social impacts of public forest management; valuing ecosystem service benefits of wetland conservation and restoration projects; and modeling the costs and benefits of agricultural management practices to improve water quality. Recent clients include the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the National Park Service, National Marine Fisheries Service, Bureau of Land Management, MA Division of Ecological Restoration, DE Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, The Nature Conservancy, and Environmental Defense Fund.
Maura holds a B.S. in Environmental Science and a M.S. in Economics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.