Defining, Valuing and Providing Ecosystem Goods and Services

Short Description

Many ecosystem services and some ecosystem goods are received without monetary payment. The "marketing" of ecosystem goods and services is basically an effort to turn such recipients - those who benefit without ownership - into buyers, thereby providing market signals that serve to help protect valuable goods and services. We review various formal arrangements for making this happen.

Related Partners

The Forest Service was established in 1905 and is an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The Forest Service manages public lands in national forests and grasslands, which encompass 193 million acres.

Suggested Citation

Brown, Thomas C.; Bergstrom, John C.; Loomis, John B. 2007. Defining, valuing and providing ecosystem goods and services. Natural Resources Journal. 47(2): 329-376.