The Wealth of Maple Products from Quebec: Gastronomic, Economic and… Environmental!
Innovative new Study reveals Ecosystem Goods and Services Generated by Quebec Sugar Bush
Commonly regarded as the source of delicious maple products, the Quebec sugar bush is now seen in a new light: as a generator of ecosystem goods and services that are regarded as enormous collective wealth, indeed of inestimable value. This is the conclusion of a study by Groupe AGÉCO (revealed today by Maple Products from Quebec) that identifies no fewer than 12 ecosystem services emanating from Quebec’s maple forests. This public heritage and priceless environmental capital provides ecosystem services to an estimated annual monetary value of $1 Billion. If the maple resources not presently being exploited are taken into account, that value rises to at least $2.7 Billion per year.
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