Nearshore Natural Capital Valuation: Valuing the Aquatic Benefits of British Columbia’s Lower Mainland
David Suzuki Foundation and partners
Authored by: Michelle Molnar, Maya Kocian, David Batker
Partners: Earth Economics
Cities, Oceans and fresh water eco-assets, British Columbia, protecting coastal waters, water systems, land use, economics, natural capital
This report, the 10th in a series that studies natural capital and ecosystem services in Canada’s major urban centres, assesses the value of benefits provided by the coastal shore environment to the 2.5 million residents of British Columbia’s Lower Mainland. It identifies water/land cover types and quantifies the non-market value of the services provided by the aquatic ecosystems of the Strait of Georgia and the main watersheds that drain into it.