It has been said that money doesn’t grow on trees, but any forest landowner or manager will tell you that’s not exactly true— especially when observing a harvesting operation or managing dues from your hunting lease. While timber production and recreation are the most frequently monetized services provided by forests, what about the other goods and services they provide on a continuing basis? Are you or other forest landowners in your area being monetarily rewarded for soil stability, flood control, water filtration, air quality, and the other critical services—known as ecosystem services—provided by forests?
Bullard, Steven H. and Fuller, Sarah, "Payment for Ecosystem Services: Rewarding the Landowner Who Conserves the Public Good" (2021). Faculty Publications. 550.
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