Some natural services that the temperate forest provides are air purification, water purification, renewable energy, soil renewal, and food production. Air and water purification are due to the abundance of deciduous trees. Renewable energy is from the sun, the wind, and the water that flows in the different rivers found in this biome. Soil renewal is very important, the soil is very fertile in this biome and humans take advantage of it and colonize most temperate forests. There's not a lot of food production but there can be nuts and berries found in the temperate forest.
Threats and Natural Capital Degradation
There is natural capital degradation because there could be factories nearby one of the temperate forests and the smog and pollution that comes from the production of products could harm the animal and plant life and possibly ruin the natural services the temperate forest provides for us. Natural capital that could be degraded is air renewal, water renewal, and renewable resources. Because there are so many trees available, people take the timber and use it for homes, furniture, and ships. Also, the land and soil is very fertile so people clear cut and use the space for farms. The outcome of clear cutting and using up all that this biome provides is natural capital degradation.
Clear cutting, shrinking of the forest, acid rain, and decreasing wildlife habitats are some main threats to natural resources and the habitat in the temperate forest.