Economic benefits of hydrologic services from watershed protection and restoration

Leah Bremer, Kimberly Burnett, Payments for Ecosystem Services, Value of Watershed Conservation, Water Resources, Christopher Wada, Briefs, Environment

Watershed protection and restoration provide a range of benefits including clean and ample water supplies, biodiversity, cultural connection to place, carbon sequestration, and a suite of other ecosystem services. Research by UHERO’s Environmental Policy and Planning Group demonstrates the economic benefits of native forest protection and restoration for groundwater recharge, pointing to the value of strategic investments in watersheds to protect water for people and ecosystems.

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