Ecological Goods & Services
Nature supplies crucial goods and services that sustain our life, including clean air, drinking water, and opportunity to enjoy outdoor activities, such as hiking and fishing. All these are examples of Ecological Goods and Services – benefits provided to people by forests, wetlands, soils, plants and animals in the Credit River Watershed.
Recognizing the importance of protecting and restoring these valuable benefits, CVC has initiated a long-term initiative on estimating the value of natural benefits in the Credit River Watershed. The purpose of this project is to bring awareness to the importance of natural features to human well-being and to assist in making better-informed policy- and land-use decisions in the future.
|Landowner Views on Wetland Enhancement and Restoration in and Adjacent to The Credit River Watershed||2013||Report|
|Ecological Goods and Services – An Introduction||2011||Factsheet
|The Credit River Watershed: Valuation of Angling||2008||Report|
|The Credit River Watershed: Property Value Appreciation – Impacts of Natural Features||2009||Report|
|Natural Credit: Estimating the Value of Natural Capital in the Credit River Watershed||2009||Report|
|2009||Factsheet: Natural Credit|
|2010||Factsheet: Value of Groundwater|
|Analysis of Present and Future Carbon Storage in the Forests of the Credit River Watershed||2010||Report|
|Valuing Wetlands in Southern Ontario’s Credit River Watershed||2009||Phase I Report: Wetland Ecosystem Services|
|2010||Phase II Report: A Contingent Valuation Analysis|
The Importance of Ecosystem Services to
Human Well-Being in the Credit River Watershed
|Demographic Profile of the Credit River Watershed||2014||Report|