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Valuing Ecosystem Services from Farms and Forests

The Valuation of Ecosystem Services Available from Farms and Forests

A valuation framework based on the best available science
 Web Conference on Report Release
Thursday, March 23, 2017
1:00 - 1:30 PM ET
Research Professor
University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
David E. Ervin
Professor Emeritus of Economics and Environmental Management 
Senior Fellow, Institute for Sustainable Solutions
Portland State University

 This webinar will review the guiding principles for valuing social benefits of conservation practices and/or policies. The project engaged three interdisciplinary teams with experience working on issues of water quality, forests and carbon sequestration and pollinator habitat for the purpose of developing reliable and consistent approaches for assessing monetary and non-monetary benefits of national conservation programs. The webinar will feature the project Co-Chairs, who will be available to answer questions about the synthesis paper and reports that will be released earlier in the week. All those who sign up for the webinar will also receive the release containing the papers.


For more information on this project, please visit the following two sites:

Conservation-Based Ecosystem Services Workshop, 2015

Valuation of Ecosystem Services Available from Farms and Forests, 2016

Please note, the report is intended to demonstrate a framework approach to ecosystem service valuation. The report or any chapter there within is not to be cited for the purpose of supporting or opposing any government or private program. Thank you.

Last updated: March 21, 2017