Using Nonmarket Valuation to Target Conservation Payments: An Example Involving Georgia's Private Forests

  title={Using Nonmarket Valuation to Target Conservation Payments: An Example Involving Georgia's Private Forests},
  author={Rebecca L. Moore and Tiffany Williams and Eduardo Rodriguez and Jeffrey Hepinstall-Cymerman},
  journal={Journal of Forestry},
Using landscape analysis and economic valuation, this article shows how valuation techniques can inform prioritization of private forestland for ecosystem service conservation and highlights the methodological challenges in doing so. We classify forests according to six ecological and social characteristics. If ecosystem service priorities are known a priori, this landscape analysis might be sufficient for targeting conservation efforts. However, if priorities are not known or there are… 

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