Grasslands

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.

Biodiversity Conservation

Group to discuss biodiversity protection by encouraging increased conservation efforts on private lands through ecosystem services programs & markets.

This group was created to stimulate further conversation on how fish, wildlife and habitat can be protected more effectively on private lands.  The initial focus has been on application of the federal Endangered Species Act to stimulate demand for private conservation banks that provide habitat for listed or candidate species.

ESP Biome and Thematic Working Groups

A global network of active working groups within ESP of people knowledgeable about Ecosystem Services in biomes or on themes

The ES-Partnership is a network organization that will link practitioners, researchers, and stakeholders around the world who are working toward better understanding, modeling, valuation and management of ecosystem services and natural capital.
ESP aims to enhance communication, coordination and cooperation, while building a strong network of individuals and organizations.

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
Organization Name: 

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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