Estimating the contribution of forests to the economic value of water resource ecosystem services
Water is among the most important forest ecosystem services in many regions around the world. The contribution of forest cover to water resource ecosystem services and human well-being is often ignored or under-represented in land use decision-making. Ecosystem service valuation methods integrate biophysical and economic models to provide coherent information on the consequences of land use change on water resources and human welfare. A detailed description of the steps to be followed in conducting statewide ecosystem valuation assessments of water resources associated with forest landscapes is provided along with the general concepts that guide ecosystem service valuations.
|Forest Ecosystem services: Water resources||(publication)|
Forest Service Partners