Ecosystem Services Valuation Tool

Posted June 7
Earth Economics and Land Trust Alliance
About This Document

How can land trusts estimate the value of ecosystem services from the land they’ve protected? The Land Trust Alliance commissioned Earth Economics to develop the Ecosystem Services Valuation Tool (ESVT), a flexible tool for land trusts to generate high-level estimates of the value of co-benefits generated by the ecosystems they steward. This tool values 11 ecosystem services across nine ecosystem types.