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Ecosystem Services

Ecosystem Services (ES) are the benefits that humans receive from nature. These benefits include provisioning services such as food and clean water, regulating services that affect climate, floods and water quality, cultural services that provide recreational benefits, and supporting services such as soil formation.

We depend on ecosystem services everyday for our health, social, cultural and economic needs. The sustainability of communities and economies depends upon our ability to maintain or restore the ecosystem services within urban and rural landscapes.

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