The Ecosystem Service Valuation and Federal Conservation Special Issue of ARER

Daniel Hellerstein, Luanne Lohr
2020 Agricultural and Resource Economics Review  
AbstractValuing the ecosystem services delivered by conservation and stewardship programs is of interest within USDA and across the federal government. Answering these types of questions requires accurate and scientifically sound measures of Ecosystem Service Values (ESVs). While there is a rich literature on valuation of nonmarket goods, it is often difficult to use for the ESVs provided by USDA and other federal agencies. To advance understanding of the use of ESVs in conservation programs,
more » ... rvation programs, this special issue of ARER presents selected papers from a 2019 workshop entitled "Applications and Potential of Ecosystem Services Valuation within USDA – Advancing the Science."
doi:10.1017/age.2020.2 fatcat:dnv5iderj5hbhpcm5wvehis35m