Forest and Ecosystem Finance

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Understanding the tools used in financial analysis is important for successful forestland investment and forest management, particularly as new ecosystem services markets develop. This course provides students with a basic suite of financial tools used in the acquisition and management of forestland and timber, as well as in the management of ecosystem services. It includes an overview of traditional financial analysis metrics used in land acquisition, timber management, and risk management, and then applies these metrics in ecosystem services markets. Concepts are reinforced through case studies.