Dollars and Sense - the economic Rationale to Protect Spotted Owl habitat in British Columbia

Thursday, August 14, 2008

This short document provides some context to, and the major findings of, an important study conducted by researchers at Simon Fraser University. The study assesses the economic value of old-growth forests inhabited by the endangered spotted owl. It looks not just at the value of the timber or trees on such lands, but at the recreational value of those forests, the value of their “non-timber” forest products, and the value such forests have as storehouses of carbon.