EcoAgriculture Partners prepared this report for the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities, Inc. and USDA Office of Environmental Markets, which describes a variety of payments for watershed services projects and programs across the United States.
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The Conservation Registry tracks and maps wildlife, habitat and other conservation and restoration across the landscape. It is a central, online repository of on-the-ground project information, the goals of which are:
1. To facilitate informed decision-making 2. To create opportunities for collaboration 3. To provide context and effectiveness for conservation work 4. To offer free basic project management tools
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 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.
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.
The EU CLIMSAVE project is developing a user-friendly, interactive web-based tool that will allow stakeholders to assess climate change impacts and vulnerabilities for a range of sectors, including agriculture, forests, biodiversity, coasts, water resources and urban development. The tool, the CLIMSAVE Integrated Assessment Platform, produces sector-based impact indicators and indicators of a wide range of ecosystem services to provide a direct link to human well-being.
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.