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Preferred Term:

natural capital

Definition:
The stock of natural resources, land and ecosystems that provides a flow of economically valuable goods or services into the future. Example: A forest (stock) may produce goods such as new trees for timber; and ecosystem services such as carbon sequestration, erosion control and wildlife habitat.
Concept Schemes:
NALT Full
Broader Concept:
Entry Terms:
  • ecological capital
URI:
https://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/146556
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RDF/XMLCreated 2011-07-29, last modified 2017-07-18