Theoretical and Quantitative Analysis of Chronological Changes of Wetland Mitigation Policy in the United States Public Deposited

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  • The purpose of this research is to evaluate longitudinal changes of wetland mitigation policy in the United States theoretically and quantitatively. This study offers a deeper understanding of critical wetland conservation policy in the United States while providing a useful reference for policy makers and policy implementers of biodiversity offset policies in the world. I applied policy learning theory to understand the development process of the policy. I also conducted content analysis of public documents about wetland mitigation policy in the United States to evaluate the chronological shift of language use of the policy. As a consequence, two policy (conceptual) learnings were identified in the history of wetland mitigation policy: the introduction of the banking system and the concept of ecosystem services. The content analysis also revealed the increasing trend of language use about efficiency (market), and the decreasing trend of language use about equity (distributional equity), which were different from the initial expectation based on the review of literature. The results suggest that social learning which is improvement of communication among actors could be a next step to overcome the ongoing problems such as unfair redistribution of ecosystem services.
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