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Business Case for Natural Assets in the Region of Peel: Benefits to Municipalities and Local Communities

This study uses two case study locations in Peel Region to make a business case for the management of natural assets under various risk and climate change scenarios. Appendices 1-3 of the report describe the Rapid Condition Assessment Methodology developed by CVC.

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Environmantal Benefit Index for Wetland Restoration on Private Lands in the Greenbelt Region of Ontario, Canada: User Manual

This manual on the Greenbelt-specific Environmental Benefit Index (EBI) is to measure changes in ecosystem services as a result of landowners undertaking specific wetland restoration activities.

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Environmental Benefit Index for Wetland Restoration on Private Lands in the Greenbelt Region of Ontario, Canada: Literature Review and Conceptual Framework

The study reviews economic fundamentals of reverse auctions (RAs) and Environmental Benefit Indices (EBIs) used in the USA, Australia, and Canada. The study also recommends a framework for a Greenbelt-specific wetland restoration EBI that includes biological, hydrological, and social benefits.

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Landowner Views on Wetland Enhancement and Restoration in and Adjacent to The Credit River Watershed

Through surveys of landowners, this report: (i) documents landowner wetland management history; (ii) understands landowner preferences and attitudes about wetlands and the ecosystem services they provide; (iii)
assesses the willingness of landowners to implement wetland restoration or enhancement on their
property; and (iv) evaluates landowner preferences for compensation.

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Landowner Wetland Management and Incentives for Wetland Restoration – Factsheet

A factsheet summarizing CVC study of rural landowners (farm and non-farm) in the Credit River watershed to determine: 1. how they manage wetlands on their properties; 2. their attitudes towards wetlands and the ecosystem services they provide; 3. their willingness to take on wetland restoration or enhancement projects; and 4. their preference for incentives to take on such projects.

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The Importance of Ecosystem Services to Human Well-Being in the Credit River Watershed

The study uses a survey of residents in the Credit River Watershed to determine exactly how natural areas contribute to their wellbeing. These include the role of natural areas in the provision of ecosystem services which maintain or enhance human well-being, and in the provision of physical, mental, and social wellbeing.

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Valuing Wetlands in Southern Ontario’s Credit River Watershed: Phase I: Wetland Ecosystem Serivces Characterization and Literature Review

This report (phase 1) details valuing wetland ecosystem services in the Credit River Watershed. This report summarizes the literature about: (i) identifying/ quantifying wetland ecosystem services; (ii) assessing the impact that human activities/actions have on these services; and (iii) estimating the economic value provided by these services.

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