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

The Value of Nature’s Benefits in the St. Louis River Watershed

In collaboration with the Fond du Lac band of Lake Superior Chippewa, Earth Economics presents this first-ever valuation of the St. Louis River watershed. Despite mining activity in the headwaters of the river and the Area of Concern at the river's mouth, the St. Louis River provides important economic inputs into the regional economy. Our report shows that ecosystem services in the watershed provide an estimated $5 billion to $14 billion annually in economic benefits, or $28 thousand to $79 thousand per person for each of the 177 thousand people living in the watershed every year. These values include services such as flood risk reduction, providing clean air and water, wildlife habitat, and natural food sources. The results of this report can be used to enhance policy, support natural capital solutions, and educate the public and policy makers on the non-market value of the St. Louis River's natural capital.