ES Values of a Coastal Lagoon Restoration
Has anyone applied inVEST or ROOT to a before and after restoration project to compare ecosystem values? The project is a coastal lagoon isolated from Burrard Inlet, Vancouver BC, in the 1930s. Fresh water from a reservoir feeds the lagoon. With climate change a return to a coastal lagoon ecosystem is being considered. A restoration plan already exists. I would like to evaluate the current ES state and compare that to the projected restored ecosystem. Results would assist with restoration planning. I'm exploring software alternatives, has anyone done something like this?