Category: Vince Deschamps

Oct 17, 2017 / by Nancy Cruz / In Socio eco-cultural, Vince Deschamps / Leave a comment

Reflections on Natural Capital – Why the Past Foretells the Present and Can Change the Future

Technology is not my friend. I am, by my own admission, a “Functional Luddite” and generally prefer old ways to new. But I’m also realistic enough to know that we’ll

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Aug 25, 2017 / by Nancy Cruz / In Socio eco-cultural, Vince Deschamps / Leave a comment

Investing in Nature – Natural Capital and the Case for Conservation

Four score and several blogs ago, I stated that “I wholeheartedly agree with my more radical ecologist brothers and sisters that we can’t assign an economic value to some things,

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Jun 9, 2017 / by Nancy Cruz / In Socio eco-cultural, Vince Deschamps / Leave a comment

Socio-cultural Values of Natural Capital – Valuing the invaluable

I left the Socio-cultural values discussion until the end of this valuation mini-series because I find that valuing the ecosystem services associated with them – namely Recreational and Cultural –

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Apr 18, 2017 / by Nancy Cruz / In Socio eco-cultural, Vince Deschamps / 2 Comments

The Ecology of Natural Capital – “Eco-logical” choices for valuation

I was watching the news the other morning, and it was being reported that two “priceless” Van Gogh paintings, valued at about $72 million, had been recovered and were finally

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Mar 3, 2017 / by Nancy Cruz / In Socio eco-cultural, Vince Deschamps / 1 Comment

The rise and fall of the “benefit transfer” approach (and how ecology can save it)

An economist and an ecologist walk into a bar. The economist buys a round of drinks, and asks the ecologist: “So, how do you feel about monetizing nature?” This is

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Dec 15, 2016 / by Nancy Cruz / In Socio eco-cultural, Vince Deschamps / Leave a comment

A day in the life – interacting with natural capital at work and play

Vince Deschamps is an ecologist and Registered Professional Planner with over twenty-five years of professional practice, including living and working in protected areas in rural and remote parts of the

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Oct 26, 2016 / by Nancy Cruz / In Socio eco-cultural, Vince Deschamps / Leave a comment

Vince Deschamps: Not Everything That Counts Can Be Counted

Vince Deschamps is an ecologist and Registered Professional Planner with over twenty-five years of professional practice, including living and working in protected areas in rural and remote parts of the

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Oct 11, 2016 / by Nancy Cruz / In Socio eco-cultural, Vince Deschamps / Leave a comment

Vince Deschamps: The Value of Natural Capital to our Communities

Vince Deschamps is an ecologist and Registered Professional Planner with over twenty-five years of professional practice, including living and working in protected areas in rural and remote parts of the

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