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    Author(s): James L. ChamberlainGregory E. Frey; C. Denise Ingram; Michael G. Jacobson; Cara Meghan Starbuck Downes
    Date: 2017
    Source: In: Sills, Erin O.; Moore, Susan E.; Cubbage, Frederick W.; McCarter, Kelley D.; Holmes, Thomas P.; Mercer, D. Evan, eds. Trees at work: economic accounting for forest ecosystem services in the U.S. South. Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-226. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 65-93. Chapter 5.
    Publication Series: Book Chapter
    Station: Southern Research Station
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    The purpose of this chapter is to describe approaches to calculate a conservative and defensible estimate of the marginal value of forests for non-timber forest products (NTFPs). 'Provisioning' is one of four categories of benefits, or services that ecosystems provide to humans and was described by the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment as 'products obtained from ecosystems,' which include food, fuel, wood, and fiber, as well as products such as remedies and crafts. Clearly, any valuation of ecosystem benefits must include the tangible items, or products, that they supply.

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    Chamberlain, James L.; Frey, Gregory E.; Ingram, C. Denise; Jacobson, Michael G.; Starbuck Downes, Cara Meghan. 2017. Forest ecosystem services: Provisioning of non-timber forest products. In: Sills, Erin O.; Moore, Susan E.; Cubbage, Frederick W.; McCarter, Kelley D.; Holmes, Thomas P.; Mercer, D. Evan, eds. Trees at work: economic accounting for forest ecosystem services in the U.S. South. Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-226. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 65-93. Chapter 5.

    Keywords

    Economics, Ecosystem Valuation, Market and Non-Market Valuation, Non-Timber Forest Products

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