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Findings from Coastal Georgia Ecosystem Services Valuation Published

National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) social scientists published findings from a survey of coastal Georgia's permanent residents, seasonal residents, and visitors detailing what the three groups know and value about the region's ecosystem services. The survey — whose study area includes the Sapelo Island National Estuarine Research Reserve and Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary — addressed observed changes in abundance of key resources and prioritization of management goals, as well as a participatory mapping component that asked respondents to rank thirteen social value types and place points on a map corresponding with those values.

Information about the study and links to download the full report are available on the NCOOS website.

Georgia Ecosystem Valuation cover Loerzel 2018

submitted Sep 21, 2018


This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under grants OCE-9982133, OCE-0620959 and OCE-1237140. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in the material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.