Targeting Investments To Cost Effectively Restore and Protect Wetland Ecosystems: Some Economic Insights

US Dept. of Agriculture, Economic Research Service / by LeRoy Hansen, Daniel Hellerstein, Marc Ribaudo, David Nulph, and James Williamson
http://www.ers.usda.gov/publications/err-economic-research-report/err183.aspx

The environmental benefits of restoring and preserving wetlands—including cleaner water, increases in wildlife populations, and carbon sequestration—as well as costs, depend on wetland type, land productivity, and the public’s desire for amenities, all of which depend on location. Findings show where wetland conservation funding might be targeted to maximize benefits relative to costs. [H/T: Full Text Reports]

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