Water Quality

Ecosystem Services, Land Use and Natural Infrastructure

A group for discussing how to address ecosystem services in local land use and infrastructure plans.

The purpose of this group is to investigate the challenges and opportunities associated with conserving ecosystem services within the context of Oregon's land use and infrastructure planning. Initially, information will be collected and compiled on this site, based on interviews with planners, local officials, and other experts.  Listening sessions will be held in several rural communities, to enhance understanding of unique circumstances and potential opportunities.

ES valuation for GOM After Horizon Spill.

2011 report available from National Academies PressApproaches for Ecosystem Services Valuation for the Gulf of Mexico After the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill:Interim Report

Building Nutrient Crediting Protocols

Willamatte Partnership (http://willamettepartnership.org/) has been developing a nutrient trading protocol to increase water quality here in Oregon and helping others develop protocols to fit the needs and challenges of their local markets. This graphic, "Building Nutrient Tradnig Protocols," was designed as a tool to help organizations around the country to idenitfy those issues that typically need to be tailored to the goals of each program, arranged into the steps fo the general crediting process.

Ecosystem Services Review for Impact Assessment: a new methodology to address ecosystem services in impact assessment

The Ecosystem Services Review for Impact Assessment (ESR for IA) is a structured methodology to help environmental and social practitioners address ecosystem services throughout the impact assessment process. More specifically, the ESR for IA provides practitioners with:

Ecosystem Services Review for Impact Assessment: a new methodology to address ecosystem services in impact assessment

The Ecosystem Services Review for Impact Assessment (ESR for IA) is a structured methodology to help environmental and social practitioners address ecosystem services throughout the impact assessment process. More specifically, the ESR for IA provides practitioners with:

Year started: 
2010
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The Puyallup River Watershed: An Ecological Economic Characterization

Abstract:

This document presents an ecological economic characterization of the Puyallup River Watershed, located in Washington State, USA. The primary goal of such a characterization is to understand nature and the human economy as a single system. Identifying and valuing nature’s contribution to the economy enables better decisions that improve local and regional quality of life. The study introduces the watershed, geography and other relevant features.

Year started: 
2011
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Call for Presentations - Biodiversity Without Boundaries 2012

Biodiversity Without Boundaries 2012 presentation submission deadline now extended until November 30, 2011. Learn more about the conference at http://connect.natureserve.org/BWB2012 and go to the Call for Presentations page ( http://connect.natureserve.org/BWB2012/Call4Presentations) to submit your proposal now. Featured topics on the conference agenda include Ecosystem Services.

Event details
Date: 
Tuesday, 29 November, 2011 - 21:00
Location: 
Portland, OR

Payments for Ecosystem Services: A California Rancher Perspective

This report presents the results of a survey of California rancher’s perspectives, knowledge, and preferences for current and prospective resource conservation programs based on incentives for conserving or restoring ecosystem services. This information is a first step in determining the structure and features that a potential PES program or market in California could embody.

 

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