Conserving Wetlands Makes Cents

Placing a dollar value on nature is no easy task. The cultural benefits of natural ecosystems – such as their aesthetic or spiritual importance – tend to Read More…

The Value of a California Salmon

While salmon have a high intrinsic value for ecological and cultural reasons, it is also possible to assign them a dollar amount – although not always easy. Read More…

The Economics of Salmon

Determining what a salmon is worth is surprisingly ambiguous. Previously, we wrote a series of articles on the economic impact of California’s salmon fishery, which generated considerable Read More…

What is a Salmon Worth?

In our last Fish Report, we discussed a new approach to conservation that highlights the benefits of natural resources by calculating their economic value. Millions of dollars Read More…

Putting a price tag on nature

"Species have value in themselves, a value neither conferred nor revocable, but springing from a species’ long evolutionary heritage and potential or even from the mere fact Read More…