Valuing estuarine resource services using economic and ecological models: the Peconic Estuary System study

Valuing estuarine resource services using economic and ecological models: the Peconic Estuary System study

Primary Country: United States
Ecosystem: estuary
Sample Value Estimates:
Recreational value of the Peconic Estuary System
  1. $12,113,216 / year : annual CS for swimming
  2. $18,025,952 / year: annual CS for boating
  3. $23,685,985 / year : annual CS for recreational fishing
  4. $27,272,806 / year: annual CS for bird/wildlife viewing
  5. $22,343.31 / acre / year: Annual recreational value per acre of the Peconic Estuary System
  6. $1,470 / acre / year: Annual habitat value of the Peconic Estuary System
  7. $1.3 million / year: Annual benefits resulting from increased swimming trips due to hypothetical 10% improvement of all quality measures in Peconic bay
  8. $63.80 / person / day: CS per person per day for wildlife watching in New York
Methodology: travel cost
Region: Americas / Atlantic
Data source: Primary

Publication information

Johnston, R.J. Grigalunas, T.A.Opaluch, J.J.Mazzota, M.Diamantedes, J. “Valuing estuarine resource services using economic and ecological models: the Peconic Estuary System study” Coastal Management, 30:47-65, 2002

Addtional Notes

www.peconicestuary.org/pdf/RJ-Johnsonetal2002.pdf

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