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.
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.
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.
The 5th ESP Conference will be held from 31 July - 4 August in Portland, OR, USA. The Portland ESP meeting will be organised jointly with IALE and focus especially on the further development of the ESP key-services/activities (eg the Biome and Thematic Working Groups, the database, etc.) and the ESP organisational structure.
More information on program, venue registration, submission of abstracts and other deadlines will follow soon.
Worldwide Network to enhance the Science and practical Application of ecosystem services assessment
The Ecosystem Services Partnership (ESP), founded in 2007, aims to enhance collaborative efforts on ecosystem services at the global, national and local level. ESP is anetwork organization with now over 50 organisations and more than 200 individual members that links practitioners, researchers, and stakeholders around the world who are working toward better understanding the science, policy and practice of ecosystem services..