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Ecological Goods & Services Featured

EGS01Ecological goods and services (EG&S) refer to the benefits arising from healthy, well-functioning ecosystems – things like climate regulation, erosion control, food and medicines, habitat for wildlife, clean water, recreational opportunities, aesthetic enjoyment.  The EOMF is spearheading several complementary efforts to explore opportunities for fostering and rewarding the provision of EG&S by private landowners in eastern Ontario.

Below are some useful resources on ecological goods and services.

  1. Environics Survey on EG&S
  2. Valuing EG&S: An Ontario Perspective (workshop proceedings)
  3. Valuing EG&S from the Forest: An Overview of Five Regional Workshops (workshop proceedings)
  4. EG&S Success Stories from Other Countries (fact sheets)