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Title: Evaluating the ecological economic success of riparian restoration projects in Arizona (Abstract)

Author: Snider, Gary B.;

Date: 2000

Source: In: Ffolliott, Peter F.; Baker Jr., Malchus B.; Edminster, Carleton B.; Dillon, Madelyn C.; Mora, Karen L., tech. coords. Land Stewardship in the 21st Century: The Contributions of Watershed Management; 2000 March 13-16; Tucson, AZ. Proc. RMRS-P-13. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 304.

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Description: The past 4 years the Arizona Water Protection Fund provided more than $25 million to individuals and organizations for stream and riparian restoration projects in Arizona. Information which increases the awareness of the value of Arizona's riparian systems is crucial to the incorporation of ecosystem services into decision-making frameworks, which are largely structured in economic terms. Many individuals reject an anthropocentric perspective of the measure and valuation of ecological goods and services believing they should be protected for purely moral or aesthetic reasons. Others argue that recognizing the economic value of ecological goods and services is not only useful, but may in fact be necessary if we hope to succeed in sustaining the Earth's basic life-support systems. If conservation and restoration of ecosystem services can be shown to be of economic value, then the dialog becomes not one of discourse but of compliment.

Keywords: land stewardship, watershed management, ecosystem-based management, natural resources, conservation, sustainable development, sustainable use

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Snider, Gary B. 2000. Evaluating the ecological economic success of riparian restoration projects in Arizona (Abstract). In: Ffolliott, Peter F.; Baker Jr., Malchus B.; Edminster, Carleton B.; Dillon, Madelyn C.; Mora, Karen L., tech. coords. Land Stewardship in the 21st Century: The Contributions of Watershed Management; 2000 March 13-16; Tucson, AZ. Proc. RMRS-P-13. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 304.

 


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