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Ecosystem Services

Enhancing benefits provided by nature

Ecosystem services are the benefits provided by natural landscapes and systems. Parametrix develops practical tools that improve decision-making by integrating ecosystems principles into program- and project-level applications. Using our ecosystem measurement approaches to quantify the potential impacts and/or benefits of a project, we have helped our clients improve business and regulatory processes, quantify expected benefits, measure the performance of restoration investments over time, and develop environmental debit and credit tracking registries.

Quantifying Ecosystem Functions and Services | Parametrix
Quantifying Ecosystem Functions and Services
Eurasia
Client: ​Confidential

Parametrix completed a pilot study to show how ecosystem services principles and the use of EcoMetrix could add value to the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment process for proposed industrial facilities.

The ecosystem services assessment predicted how the development of the site would affect the people who depend on the benefits that natural systems on the site provide such as grazing, hunting, and flood protection. Ultimately, the client hopes that this information will improve the environmental analysis and review process and help avoid, minimize, and mitigate possible effects.

 

VIEW OUR ECOSYSTEM SERVICES PROJECTS

  • West Hayden Island | Parametrix

    West Hayden Island Ecosystem Services Optimization

  • Quantifying Ecosystem Functions | Parametrix

    Quantifying Ecosystem Functions and Services

  • Yarrow Creek Watershed | Parametrix

    Yarrow Creek Watershed