Dr. Tracy Boyer is a Professor and Environmental Economist at the School of Freshwater Sciences at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Dr. Boyer was formerly on faculty in Agricultural Economics at Oklahoma State University and holds a doctorate in Applied Economics from the University of Minnesota. Her current research projects examine
recreational values and preferences for funding conservation in the Great Lakes; she has extensive experience working with state, local, and federal natural resource agencies in water policy and teaching environmental and natural resource economics.

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Key Concepts Nonmarket values for water resources are used for guiding governmental policy, but existing techniques are not regularly applicable or used in collaboration with indigenous peoples. The Anishinaabe people constitute 163 sovereign nations, primarily located in the Great Lakes’ watershed, for whom water is a sacred, holistically …

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