Economic Valuation of Allegan County, Michigan

Allegan County map

Relative Value Estimate for Green Infrastructure and its Associated Ecosystem Services in Allegan County, Michigan is ~$86.5 million per year*

 * This amount represents an estimated value only and should not be interpreted as an actual value.

Legend

  • Red: > $10,000*
  • Orange: $2,001- $10,000*
  • Green: $201 - $2,000*
  • Blue: $0 - $200*
  • Grey: Developed Area/Not Valued

*All values are per acre per year

Preliminary Value Estimates for Ecosystem Services in Allegan County, Michigan

(Per Acre Per Year)

Select a value or descriptor for additional information.

Map highlighting Allegan County

 

Cropland

Orchards & Specialty Crops

Grass, Shrub & Prairie

Forest

Water

Wetlands

Great Lakes Sand Dunes & Beach

Other Bare Lands

Food Production

$72

$434

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Raw Materials

n/a

n/a

n/a

$48

INS

INS

$369

$369

Aesthetic/Amenity

$15

$15

$15

Private: $23

Public: $3,311

NEI

$19 - $30

Private: $19,437

Public: $2,288

n/a

Recreation

$16

$16

$16

Private: $23

Public: $3,311

$864

$13 - $76

Private: $19,437

Public: $2,288

n/a

Fish/Wildlife Habitat

INS

INS

$14

$3

$864

$147 -$1,513

NEI

n/a

Pollination

NEI

NEI

INS

NEI

n/a

NEI

INS

n/a

Nutrient Cycling

NEI

INS

NEI

NEI

NEI

$1,067 -$2,040

NEI

 

n/a

Waste Assimilation

n/a

n/a

NEI

NEI

NEI

$1,067 -$2,040

NEI

n/a

Erosion Control

NEI

NEI

NEI

$21

n/a

$86 - $485

NEI

n/a

Water Regulation

INS

INS

NEI

NEI

NEI

NEI

INS

n/a

Water Supply

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

$59

$59

n/a

NEI

NEI: Not enough information               INS: Value presumed to be insignificant             n/a: not applicable


This pie chart and associated table show the break down of land use and the lower bound value estimates for Allegan County, Michigan.

Land Use and Cover

Acres

Estimated Annual Value

Cropland

255,904

$26,358,163

Orchards & Specialty Crops

9,968

$4,635,185

Grasses, Shrubs & Prairie Lands

78,419

$3,528,855

Forest Lands

138,901

$3,528,855

Water

8,749

$8,075,105

Wetlands

9,385

$13,054,563

Great Lakes Sand Dunes & Beaches

999

$17,065,681

Other Bare Lands

1,496

$551,876

Developed Lands

35,172

Not valued

Total

538,993

$86,465,050

Pie chart of Allegan County land use

In addition to the data listed above in the value matrix, the Project Team estimated values for ecosystem services associated with rails-to-trails. However, no rails-to-trails systems could be found in Allegan County.