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new york wet land

New york wet land

New york wet land economist

what are the economic benefits of this of ecosystem to a home owner
What are the economic benefits of this of ecosystem to a home owner

Wetlands are important components of our New York's ecological, social and economic assets. They provide important, often critical, habitat for many plants and animals. Their social value is expressed through open, natural spaces supporting outdoor recreation and immeasurable intrinsic aesthetic value.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ecosystem_services

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  • Ecosystem
economic benefits of this type of ecosystem to a bissines owner
economic benefits of this type of ecosystem to a bissines owner
  • By naturally filtering water, forests can reduce drinking water treatment costs. For example, New York City famously saved billions of dollars in water filtration costs by conserving the forests and natural landscapes of the Catskills instead of paying for a new water filtration system.
  • By curbing erosion, forests can keep sediment and excess nutrients out of waterways. For instance forest buffers near streams can prevent nitrogen from entering waterways at approximately one-third of the cost per pound of nitrogen relative to wastewater treatment plant upgrades.
  • By filtering water through its porous soils, a forest can minimize wastewater treatment costs. For example, according to the Army Corps of Engineers a forest or forested wetland can filter water at approximately one-seventh of the cost per thousand gallons than can conventional wastewater treatment systems
economic benefits of this type of ecosystem to a farmer
economic benefits of this type of ecosystem to a farmer
  • Wetlands in New York are essential to the ecological balance in nature. One-third of our nation’s bird species depend on wetlands—and so do most species of wildlife. New York State’s Wetlands Reserve Program’s (WRP) focus is on restoring open water and emergent habitat to old agricultural wetlands that will provide migratory bird nesting habitat. Nesting habitat restoration is valuable in New York because it is a breeding bird (duck) state as identified in the North American Waterfowl Management Plan.New York State is one of the original nine states selected to implement the WRP, resulting in 590 contracts (easement and restoration option) on 26,800 acres of land. Program interest from landowners has been tremendous. They currently have 195 applications on 4,450 acres of land, which will be considered for funding during the 2001 fiscal year
benefits of this type of ecosystem to a bissines owner
benefits of this type of ecosystem to a bissines owner
            • By naturally filtering water, forests can reduce drinking water treatment costs. For example, New York City famously saved billions of dollars in water filtration costs by conserving the forests and natural landscapes of the Catskills instead of paying for a new water filtration system.
  • By curbing erosion, forests can keep sediment and excess nutrients out of waterways. For instance forest buffers near streams can prevent nitrogen from entering waterways at approximately one-third of the cost per pound of nitrogen relative to wastewater treatment plant upgrades.
  • By filtering water through its porous soils, a forest can minimize wastewater treatment costs. For example, according to the Army Corps of Engineers a forest or forested wetland can filter water at approximately one-seventh of the cost per thousand gallons than can conventional wastewater treatment syste
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Figure 2: Watersheds of the Southern United States: (Click to enlarge)One innovative approach for tackling this threat is to use “payments for watershed services.” Payments for watershed services provide landowners financial incentives to conserve, sustainably manage, and/or restore forests for one or more of the kinds of watershed services mentioned above. Such payments typically involve downstream beneficiaries paying upstream forest owners or forest managers.There are three general types of payments for watershed services that companies and governments could take advantage of to cut costs:voluntary payments to upstream landowners to reduce the cost of doing business;

payments to minimize the cost of meeting a regulation; and

payments made to generate public benefits like improved water quality.

“Payments for watershed services are a novel way to cost-effectively sustain clean water supplies while generating other benefits such as habitat conservation,” said Patricia Pineda, group vice president of philanthropy and the Toyota USA Foundation. “Innovative ideas like this one are the reason Toyota is proud to partner with WRI as part of the company’s commitmeLoganYonavjak, Research Analyst.p://www.wri.org/stories/2011/02/protecting-forests-protect-water-us-south

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The Business Case for Conserving Forests for Clean Water

Public utilities, wastewater treatment plants, and governments are not the only ones that can benefit from conserving forests. Businesses that depend on a supply of clean water, such as beverage companies, power companies with hydroelectric facilities, microchip manufacturers, and housing developers may have a business case, as well.However, these services that forests provide are threatened. In the southern United States, suburbanization has put forests, and thus the region’s clean water supply, at risk (Figure