Valuation of the Environment and Natural Resources
Natural Resource Damages Assessment (NRDA)
Damages Analysis (Commercial, Economic, Crop, Real Estate)
Regulatory Impact Assessment and Enforcement
Decision Support Modeling
Data Management and Analytics
M.S., Agricultural and Resource Economics - University of California, Davis
B.S., Managerial Economics - University of California, Davis
Mr. Stifter combines expertise in applied economics, statistics, and finance to provide consulting, litigation support, regulatory, and expert witness services in the areas of the environment, natural resources, agriculture, energy, climate change, and sustainability. He has supported, managed, and led numerous quantitative consulting studies relating to damages, valuation of the environment and natural resources, regulation, natural resource management, and liability exposure, as well as antitrust, class certification, and discrimination. Mr. Stifter’s expertise in damages analysis supports attorneys and insurers with commercial, crop, and real estate damage claims. His valuation expertise supports responsible parties (RP), legal counsel, and insurers with natural resource damage assessments (NRDA) and related matters across the United States. Mr. Stifter supports the regulated community quantify costs, benefits, and effectiveness of federal and state legislative policies, and rule-makings governing air, water, waste, species, and determining appropriate penalties for regulatory violations. Public and private entities have relied on Mr. Stifter’s insights into the economic value trade-offs of alternative approaches to natural resource management and he regularly develops custom decision analytics models for complex decisions involving uncertainty in economic, environmental, human health, legal, and safety decision criteria in the context of litigation, regulatory matters, transactions, investments, and financial planning.
Confidential matter involving evaluation of the civil penalty associated with wetland impacts at an agricultural property (2018).
Ira A. Adams, et al. v. State of California, acting by and through the Department of Fish & Game (2018) (Individuals Phase) Superior Court of California, County of Plumas, Case No. CV09-00065, Deposition Testimony, Trial Testimony, Jury Verdict.
Ira A. Adams, et al. v. State of California, acting by and through the Department of Fish & Game (2015) (City of Portola Phase) Superior Court of California, County of Plumas, Case No. CV09-00065, Deposition Testimony, Trial Testimony, Jury Verdict.