The Ecosystem Services Partnership invites you to the 6th annual ESP conference, which will be held from 27-31 August 2013, on Bali, Indonesia. Don't miss your chance to interact and exchange ideas with other ESP members, practitioners, educators, policy-makers, researchers, and many others in this International and exotic setting. Be part of working-groups producing outcomes ranging from journal articles, white papers, book chapters, grant proposals, database structures, websites, and much more.
This case study is one in a series of documents developed to highlight natural infrastructure projects that have been implemented in the Pacific Northwest. The goals of these cases are to provide awareness and education about ecosystem services approaches, and to demonstrate the potential benefits of incorporating ecosystem services value into planning, management, and/or policy decisions.
Please join us Wednesday, June 27, 2012 from 1:00 -- 2:30 PM EDT for a webinar entitled "Incorporating Ecosystem Services in Optimization Strategies for TMDLs". Dr. George Van Houtven of RTI International will present research developed in collaboration with US EPA ORD's Ecosystem Services Research Program (ESRP).
The Willamette Partnership is excited to be offering a training program on our Ecosystem Credit Accounting System. The program will cover Ecosystem Serivces Markets 101 and in-field training on the functional credit calculators for wetlands, streams (nutrients, temperature, & habitat ), and upland ecosystems (prairie & oak savannah). For a preview of our 2012 program, you can register for two free webinars on March 9, 2012.
Land use and development planning that only accounts for the value of built capital often negatively impacts communities: small businesses and jobs can be lost, environmental health is impacted, and community structure may be lost. SERVES (Simple and Effective Resource for Valuing Ecosystem Services), can be used by individuals and communities to understand and leverage the economic value of green infrastructure and natural systems. This information provides powerful arguments for shifting investment towards sustainability.