Economic Valuation of Ionia County, Michigan

Ionia County map

 Relative Value Estimate for Green Infrastructure and its Associated Ecosystem Services in Ionia County, Michigan is ~$50.2 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 Ionia County, Michigan

(Per Acre Per Year)

Select a value or descriptor for additional information.

Map highlighting Ionia 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

$12

$12

$12

Private:$32

Public:$3,311

NEI

$19 - $30

n/a

n/a

Recreation

$28

$28

$28

Private:$32

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

NEI

NEI

NEI

n/a

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 Ionia County, Michigan.

Land Use and Cover

Acres

Estimated Annual Value

Cropland

235,853

$24,764,614

Orchards & Specialty Crops

2,617

$824,465

Grasses, Shrubs & Prairie Land

36,195

$1,954,522

Forest Lands

67,134

$12,407,393

Water

4,564

$4,212,341

Wetlands

4,126

$5,738,765

Great Lakes Sand Dunes & Beaches

0

$0

Other Bare Lands

796

$293,540

Developed Lands

19,620

Not valued

Total

370,904

$50,195,640

Pie chart of Ionia 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 Ionia County.