Using inventory data, the total tons of carbon stored in Credit River watershed’s forests and plantations was estimated, and predicted up to 2030.
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.
A factsheet summarizing results of estimates of current and future carbon stored by forests and plantations in the Credit River watershed.
A summary of ecosystem services and valuation of these services in the Credit River Watershed.
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.
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.
A factsheet summarizing CVC study of real estate values in Mississauga to quantify the monetary value that residents place on living near green space.
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.
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.
The report and the associated spreadsheet provide costing for management and restoration activities for natural assets over their life cycles.
A factsheed summarizing that Credit Valley Conservation and the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation have developed a Wetland Restoration Environmental Benefit Index (EBI) to help conservation practitioners measure the benefits of potential wetland restoration projects.
CVC study assessed the value of the ecosystem services provided by natural capital (i.e. natural assets) in the Credit River Watershed.
A factsheet summarizing CVC study that assessed the value of the ecosystem services provided by natural capital (i.e. natural assets) in the Credit River Watershed.
This study evaluates the increase in the value of properties proximal to natural features (i.e.,
ravines and upland green space).
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.
A factsheet summarizing a survey of residents in the Credit River watershed to determine exactly how natural areas contribute to their wellbeing.
A factsheet on the value the benefits of groundwater for local residents and businesses in the upper Credit River Watershed.
A factsheet summarizing a study by Credit Valley Conservation to estimate the economic value of the Credit River’s recreational fishery, and specifically, angling activity.
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.