Valuation and management of wetlands ecosystems

Valuation and management of wetlands ecosystems

Primary Country: United States
Ecosystem: wetland
Sample Value Estimates:
  1. $128.30 / acre / year: Annual value of disturbance regulation of semi-tropical wetlands marsh in Louisiana
  2. $4,732 / acre: PV of disturbance regulation
  3. 21 / acre / year: Annual TEV for estuaries in Louisiana
  4. $2429-6400 / acre: Total present value of an average acre of natural wetlands in Louisiana with an 8% discount rate
  5. $8977-17000 / acre: with a 3% discount rate.
  6. $77million-$544 million: Current annual rate of loss of wetlands (50 sq miles per ye
  7. $55 / acre / year: Value of wetlands in support of commerical fisheries in Louisiana
  8. $2429 /per acre: NPV of commercial fishery, trapping, recreation and storm protection values in the semi-tropical coastal wetlands in Louisiana (8% discount rate over infinite time horizon )
  9. $332 / acre / year: Value of hurricane damaged avoided in Louisiana
  10. $375.50 - 422.75 / acre / year: Annual value of net primary production of semi-tropical coastal wetlands in Louisiana
  11. $25.36 / acre / year: Annual value of habitat function of semi-tropical coastal wetlands in Louisiana
  12. $4.57 / acre / year: Annual value of recreation semi-tropical coastal wetlands in Louisiana
  13. $113.50 / acre: PV of recreation
  14. $12.04 / acre / year: Annual value of raw materials from semi-tropical coastal wetlands in Louisiana
  15. 317.02USD/ha/yr: Flood prevention, ESVD data set
  16. 62.66 USD/ha/yr : Fish, ESVD data set
  17. 23976.83 USD/ha/yr: TEV, ESVD data set
  18. 10.82USD/ha/yr: Recreation, ESVD data set
  19. 29.75 USD/ha/yr: Other Raw, ESVD data set
Methodology: avoided cost
Region: Americas / Gulf of Mexico
Data source: Primary; ESVD

Publication information

Costanza, R. Farber, S.Maxwell, J. “Valuation and management of wetlands ecosystems” Ecological Economics, 1(4), 335-361, 1989

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