Dr. Linwood Pendleton (Director of Ocean and Coastal Policy, Duke University's Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions) is giving a webinar presentation on the Marine Ecosystem Services Partnership (MESP) Database @ 1 pm EDT.
This meeting will explore the adoption of drainage water management techniques through discussions of incentives, past experiences, current situations, and future opportunities. Registration begins at 9AM on October 11, 2011, with the meeting beginning at 11AM. NRCS Registration will be handled by the central processor.
This Group Provides a Centralized Forum for Project Participants to Communicate About Project Activities
The purpose of this group is to provide a central location where project documents (e.g. meeting notes, reports, interview guides, etc) can be shared with all project participants. The group will also provide a forum for comments and discussion regarding project items and activities.
To provide incentives for public/private land managers in the Mokelumne to implement practices that ensure long-term watershed sustainability.
The Mokelumne Watershed Environmental Benefits Program envisions a future in which public and private sectors in the Mokelumne watershed are brought together to develop innovative investment opportunities to reward sustainable resource management while restoring nature, stimulating the economy, and improving the quality of life in California.
This group shares information & resources related to the development of markets for water quality and other ecosystem services in the Bay watershed.
The Chesapeake Bay Group facilitates collaboration and information sharing among those interested in assessing and valuing ecosystem services provided by natural resources in the Bay watershed and the development of the policy, tools, and infrastructure needed for enabling environmental markets to function effectively in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. These topics are of importantance for those charged with both regulating environmental compliance in the Chesapeake Bay watershed as well as those supporting voluntary conservation.
The EU RUBICODE project has collated and reviewed information on ecosystem services for the main terrestrial and freshwater ecosystems in Europe in order to provide a framework to rationalise biodiversity conservation strategies. Its main aim was to provide frameworks for aiding decision-making for biodiversity conservation, taking account of the dynamic nature of ecosystems and constraints due to limited land and other resources.
EUSTAFOR and T. Patterson (2011), Ecosystem Services in European State Forests, European State Forest Association, Brussels, 40 p.
This document serves as a topical introduction of ecosystem services to the broad policy and management audience concerned with European Forests. The language is suited for general practitioners, but covers concepts such as additionality, willingness-to-pay, the range of ways to assign 'value', and market and non-market tools.
An innovative way of thinking about natural resources, termed the New Natural Resources Economy (NNRE), opens up new possibilities for the rural west. NNRE recognizes that rural communities are significant repositories of natural resources that contribute to society’s well being and seeks to broaden the definition of resources. Not only do rural communities supply timber, food, and other traditional goods, they also supply a range of services such as clean water, clean air, and biodiversity.
The Marine Ecosystem Services Partnership (MESP) is an effort to create a virtual center for information and communication on the human uses of marine ecosystem services around the world. The Partnership strives to provide up-to-date and easily accessible data for the use of policy makers, environmental managers, researchers, and marine ecosystem stakeholders. In its first iteration, the MESP database held over 900 entries of economic valuation data representing over 2000 values.