Hudson River Watershed Alliance Watershed Breakfast Series
Featured Speaker: Dave Strayer, Emeritus, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies
It can feel odd to put a dollar value on a river, but the surge of interest in ecosystem services has forced ecologists, environmental advocates, and natural resource managers to confront the challenge of valuing rivers and other natural resources. Why would we want to put a dollar value on a river? What elements contribute to the value of a river? What are important pitfalls in setting a value on a river? How can those of us who work on the Hudson help society at large better value rivers? Dave Strayer retired recently from a life’s work on and around the Hudson River, knowing its ecological resources intimately. Please join us as Dave Strayer presents one ecologist's thoughts on such ecosystem value questions.