Results

Following the benefit transfer guidelines we derived values from eight studies for our ecosystems.

 

Ecosystem Types

Acres

$/Acre

Total Value

Hardwood Forested Uplands

10,078

5,374

54,153,897

High Pine and Scrub

141,505

5,374

760,409,286

Pine Flatwoods and Dry Prairie

108,060

5,374

580,685,318

Mixed Hardwood-coniferous

1,326

5,374

7,125,482

Shrub and Brushland

3,225

5,374

17,332,884

Coastal Uplands

2,017

900

1,814,208

Human Influenced Plantation

89,460

5,374

480,734,241

Freshwater Non-Forested Wetlands

82,145

4,289

352,315,006

Freshwater Forested Wetlands

199,778

640

127,760,182

Non-vegetated Wetland

4

0

0

Altered Wetlands

332

0

0

Natural Lakes and Ponds

2,098

3,674

7,706,584

Natural Rivers and Streams

3,618

3,674

13,289,581

Estuarine

7,924

1,635

12,952,188

Intertidal

49,223

24,463

1,204,121,013

Marine

63,682

426

27,125,406

Exotic Plants

562

0

0

Total

765,036

4,768

3,647,525,275

We are confident our results are fairly accurate. However, even with a 50% inaccuracy these ecosystems on average produce $2,384/acre.

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