Economic Valuation of Barry County, Michigan

Barry County

Relative Value Estimate for Green Infrastructure and its Associated Ecosystem Services in Barry County, Michigan is ~$70.8 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 Barry County, Michigan

(Per Acre Per Year)

Select a value or descriptor for additional information.

Map highlighting Barry County

 

Cropland

Orchards & Specialty Crops

Grass, Shrub & Prairie

Forest

Water

Wetlands

Great Lakes Sand Dunes & Beach

Other Bare Lands

Food Production

$65

$275

 n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Raw Materials

n/a

n/a

n/a

$48

INS

INS

n/a

$369

Aesthetic/Amenity

$10

$10

$10

Private: $30

Public:$3,311

NEI

$19 - $30

n/a

n/a

Recreation

$23

$23

$23

Private: $30

Public:$3,311

$864

$13 - $76

n/a

n/a

Fish/Wildlife Habitat

INS

INS

$14

$3

$864

$147 -$1,513

n/a

n/a

Pollination

NEI

NEI

INS

NEI

n/a

NEI

n/a

n/a

Nutrient Cycling

NEI

INS

NEI

NEI

NEI

$1,067 -$2,040

n/a

n/a

Waste Assimilation

n/a

n/a

NEI

NEI

NEI

$1,067 -$2,040

n/a

n/a

Erosion Control

NEI

NEI

NEI

$21

n/a

$86 - $485

n/a

n/a

Water Regulation

INS

INS

NEI

n/a

NEI

NEI

n/a

n/a

Water Supply

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

$59

$59

n/a

n/a

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 Barry County, Michigan.

Land Use and Cover

Acres

Estimated Annual Value

Cropland

165,765

$16,244,959

Orchards & Specialty Crops

345

$106,275

Grasses, Shrubs & Prairie Lands

54,764

$2,573,891

Forest Lands

112,019

$21,952,944

Water

11,154

$10,295,096

Wetlands

7,698

$10,707,834

Great Lakes Sand Dunes & Beaches

0

$0

Other Bare Lands

761

$280,901

Developed Lands

16,518

Not Valued

Total

369,024

$62,161,901

Pie chart of Barry 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. The are 28.89 miles of rails-to-trails in Barry County. The Ecosystem Services associated with this land use include Aesthetics/Amenity and Recreation, but there was enough information to determine an ecosystem services value only for Recreation. The estimated value for the rails-to-trails in Barry County is $299,401 per mile per year, or ~ $8.6 million (Betz et al 2003; Siderelis and Moore 1995; Siderelis et al 2000).