Economic Linkages Between Coastal Wetlands and Water Quality: A Review of Value Estimates Reported in the Published Literature

Economic Linkages Between Coastal Wetlands and Water Quality: A Review of Value Estimates Reported in the Published Literature

Primary Country: United States
Ecosystem: wetland
Sample Value Estimates:
Value of water quality services by coastal zone wetlands:
  1. $2.85 - 5,673.80 /acre / year range
  2. $825.04 / acre /year: mean
  3. $210.93 / acre / year :median
  4. $323.05 / acre / year: mean with outliers removed
  5. $544.41 / ha / year: Value of coastal zone wetlands in Louisiana & Florida WTP for wetland water quality services
  6. $41.71- 101.81 / household: range
  7. $66.59 / household: mean
  8. $63.19 / household: median
  9. Value of coastal zone wetlands in Louisiana & Florida
Methodology: meta analysis
Region: Americas / Complete US
Data source: GecoServ

Publication information

Kazmierczak Jr, R.F “Economic Linkages Between Coastal Wetlands and Water Quality: A Review of Value Estimates Reported in the Published Literature” Department of Agricultural Economics. Louisiana State University, 2001

Addtional Notes

The apparent importance of geographic location, and the specific use demand, on water quality service value suggests that this facet of coastal wetland benefits needs to be carefully examined within a spatially disaggregated context.

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