Wetlands Ecosystem Service Values: Nutrient Cycling - Waste Assimilation
Land Use: Wetlands
Ecosystem Service: Nutrient Cycling-Waste Assimilation
Regional Value Estimate: $1,067-$2,040 per acre per year
Confidence Level (in estimated value): Moderate
How was value determined:
- The range of values for regional wetlands nutrient cycling-waste assimilation were transferred from one peer-reviewed study of wetland coastal systems for wastewater treatment in Louisiana (Breaux et al 1995).
- The data from this study were adjusted to the West Michigan policy region.
Value estimate limitations:
- The values are based on the roles of wetlands in improving water quality by removing nutrients (nitrogen, phosphorus) and sediments during the tertiary treatment process from municipal wastewater.
- The values may vary depending on the requirements of local authorities.
Allegan Barry Ionia Kent Muskegon Newaygo Ottawa
Estimated Wetlands Nutrient Cycling-Waste Assimilation Values
Value was not determined for this land use ecosystem service at the county-level because there were insufficient data to do so.