Table 1. Economic value of ecosystem services provided by salt marsh zones in the study area. All values are per hectare per year and adjusted to 2006 US Dollars; i.e., $/ha/yr. Property values contained within ( ) are calculated at 6% (see text) as opposed to 3%.


Community zone: Birding/Hunt Recreation Carbon sequestration Storm protection Fisheries Property Total
water
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4,533.5
low marsh n/a 1,204.8 11,748.9 6,943.9 505.4 (6,506.4) 20,403.0
(26,403.7)
salt flat 4,540.2 -9.4 405.1 n/a 511.1 (6,579.6) 5,447.0
(11,515.5)
high marsh 4,540.2 1,140.4 1,174.9 n/a 865.7 (11,145.4) 7,721.0
(18,000.9)
upland n/a n/a n/a n/a 4,713.8 (60,684.3) 4,713.8
(60,684.3)