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.
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.
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.
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.
The wetland hydrological assessment method is an approach to characterize the hydrological regime in wetlands, for the purpose of monitoring hydrological and ecological change and guiding management and mitigation against impacts.
This is an Environmental Benefit Index (EBI) calculator developed to measure the benefits of potenital wetland restoration projects.