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    The Economic Value of America's Estuaries

    | by TBD Economics LLC, The Center for the Blue Economy, and & Rachel Christopherson

    Estuaries have always been an essential feature of the economy, and in the face of climate change, play an even more important role in buffering storms and sequestering carbon.  “The Economic Value of America’s Estuaries,” written by the Center for the Blue Economy and TBD Economics LLC for the non-profit organization Restore America’s Estuaries, details the surprisingly huge contribution of these areas to the U.S. economy, and fills in a critical gap for coastal managers and policy makers:  the economic benefit of natural infrastructure and blue carbon sequestration.