Sarasota Bay with Ringling Bridge

Economic Valuation Study

In 2014, SBEP completed an Economic Valuation Study to better understand the total value of Sarasota Bay resources. The SBEP Policy Board approved funding for the two-phase study which was recommended by the SBEP Citizen’s Advisory Committee.

The Economic Valuation Study was led by Paul Hindsley, PhD, an Environmental Studies Professor at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg and the Coordinator of Eckerd’s Coastal Management Program. The two-year study was divided in two phases; phase one focused on the total capitalized value of single family properties on or near the bay and phase two included a survey of residents and visitors to learn how people access and use resources associated with Sarasota Bay.

Click here to read the executive summary.

Click here to read Phase I.

Click here to read Phase II.