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.
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.
The report and the associated spreadsheet provide costing for management and restoration activities for natural assets over their life cycles.
To guide and standardize the use of tools, methods, and resources for conducting carbon assessments across Southern Ontario.
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.
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.
This report (phase 2) estimates the value of retaining and restoring wetland services in the Credit River Watershed using the Contingent Valuation Method (CVM).
This is an Environmental Benefit Index (EBI) calculator developed to measure the benefits of potenital wetland restoration projects.