Working Together to Value All Our Resources

Earth Economics is a non-profit located in Tacoma, Washington, dedicated to researching and applying the economic solutions of tomorrow, today.

Earth Economics provides robust, science-based, ecologically sound economic analysis, policy recommendations and tools to positively transform regional, national and international economics, and asset accounting systems.

Working with leading ecologists, economists and modelers, we serve a large circle of businesses, non-profits, government agencies, policy makers and media channels with research, reports, presentations, workshops and investigations.



Featured Project

Nature’s Value from Cities to Forests: A Framework to Measure Ecosystem Services Along the Urban-Rural Gradient in the Green-Duwamish Watershed

In collaboration with the USFS, Earth Economics presents a measurable framework for ecosystem goods and services, cultural services, and human well-being concepts. In the face of land management and decision making, cultural services are often unrecognized in development plans are thus at risk of degradation and loss. This report offers an approach to measure ecosystem services alongside cultural, social, and health benefits people receive across the urban to rural gradient. The content in this report provides stakeholders with a framework to recognize and identify tools to measure these intangible services provided by nature. The Green-Duwamish Watershed is highlighted in this report, representing a breadth of land-use cases including indigenous people in rural lands as well as urban city dwellers in south Seattle.