Natural Capital in BC's Lower Mainland: Valuing the benefits from nature cover

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This report examines the extent of natural capital — forests, fields, wetlands and waterways — in BC's Lower Mainland region and estimates non-market economic values for some of the benefits these ecosystems provide. The intent of the report is to provide a preliminary assessment of these ecosystem service benefits to better inform future discussion about how to protect and restore the region's precious natural capital and ensure a sustainable future.

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