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Ecosystem Services: Their Economic Value and Place in Land Use Planning Dr. Tadini Bacigalupi Excerpts from the Executive Summary This study examines the economic value of ecosystem services and their place in public lands management decisions. Ecosystem services are those goods which an ecosystem provides for human use. Among the many services an ecosystem provides are fresh water, the regulation of wastes, the control of climate, the formation of soil, and protection from natural hazards...
[T]his study establishes a conservative but realistic economic value for many ecosystem services...When the total economic value of ecosystem services is applied to the Pike San Isabel National Forest it can be shown that the PSI contributes approximately $4.6 billion dollars of ecosystems services per year. With economic values this high, it is essential that ecosystem services be fully evaluated when land use management decisions are being made.
Spring 2017 Landscapes
Download the latest issue of Landscapes on The Future for BLM Lands? It's in Your Hands
This issue of Landscapes focuses on how you can give the Bureau of Land Management your wisdom, personal experiences and recommendations for the Eastern Colorado Resource Management Plan. BLM is asking for input on the Preliminary Draft Alternatives Report. This will feed into their continuing work on the final management plan. It is in your hands.