Senate Bill 513 Ecosystem Services and Markets, Final Report
Release Date: December 2010
Project duration: February 2010 – December 2010
Leading organization: Prepared by Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board, on behalf of the Oregon Sustainability Board
Length: 40 pages
Geographic focus: Oregon
With the passage of Senate Bill 513 in 2009, the Oregon Sustainability Board was directed to assemble an Ecosystem Services Markets Working Group to provide recommendations for creating a successful ecosystem marketplace in Oregon. This Working Group was comprised of local, state, and federal agencies; tribal representatives; conservation organizations; developers; and private landowners. The Working Group developed ten policy proposals for implementing an integrated ecosystem services market in Oregon. Key steps to developing the proposals were: nine working group meetings, interaction with the Oregon Sustainability Board, and solicitation of input from interested members of the public. This final report presents background information and an outline of guiding principles for ecosystem service markets in Oregon, as well as an explanation of each of the Working Group’s policy recommendations and proposed actions. The report also includes numerous examples and models of ecosystem service approaches within Oregon, as well as a synthesis of case studies from throughout Oregon.