Tool Development

Policy Cornerstones and Action Strategies for an Integrated Ecosystem Marketplace in Oregon

Release Date: July 2008         

Project duration: Late 2007 - July 2008

Lead organization: Prepared by the Institute of Natural Resources, for the Willamette Partnership and Defenders of Wildlife

Length: 47 pages

Geographic focus: Oregon



Oregon, Statewide
United States
44° 14' 54.9924" N, 120° 5' 29.5908" W

The Conservation Registry

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

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Program Tools Identification & Evaluation Table

The Program Tools Identification & Evaluation Table informs efficient program development by identifying and leveraging existing tools that can either be directly used, modified to be used, or become models for Mokelumne Environmental Benefits Program tools and protocols.


LandServer is a web-based tool that provides farmers and woodland owners with a quick and easy natural resource assessment, an evaluation of their property’s potential to receive payments for implementing conservation actions, and information on how to get started. You can access the tool online here

Chesapeake Bay

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.

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