Meetings and Webinars
Derek Vollmer of Conservation International will present on the Freshwater Health Index during a webinar at 3 p.m. ET on Wednesday, July 11. The Freshwater Health Index is a tool that measures ecosystem health by making clear connections between freshwater ecosystems, the services they provide to people, and the water governance system in place.
Tammy Newcomer-Johnson, ecologist with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Research and Development, will present on the EPA's new EcoService Models Library. This online database allows users to find, examine, and compare ecological models to estimate the production of ecosystem goods and services. Newcomer-Johnson will describe how the library can help decision makers make informed decisions about which ecological models they should use to understand how their decisions will affect ecosystem goods and services.
Rachel Neugarten, Conservation International’s director of Conservation Priority Setting, will discuss the organization's approach to mapping important places for ecosystem services in a webinar 3-4 p.m. ET on Thursday, February 22.
Elliott Campbell and Rachel Marks from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will discuss the DNR’s new online tool for ecosystem service quantification in a webinar 3-4 p.m. ET Wednesday, January 31.
In response to growing interest in ecosystem services, the U.S. Forest Service is identifying needs and opportunities to incorporate an ecosystem services approach into its programs and activities.
In a webinar sponsored by the National Ecosystem Services Partnership, Robert Deal, Nikola Smith, and Jonas Epstein of the U.S. Forest Service discussed their report "Integrating Ecosystem Services into National Forest Service Policy and Operations," Tuesday, October 17. They discussed additional opportunities and needs, and summarize some of the ongoing efforts to integrate ecosystem services into U.S. Forest Service policy and operations.
In this National Ecosystem Services Partnership webinar, Susan Preston of Environment and Climate Change Canada will discuss The Canadian Ecosystem Services Toolkit at 3 p.m. ET on August 2.
In this webinar, Lisa Wainger of the University of Maryland and David Ervin of Portland State University will discuss findings of a recent Council on Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics report, The Valuation of Ecosystem Services from Farms and Forests, which resulted from an interdisciplinary project that they co-chaired.
In this National Ecosystem Services Partnership webinar, Doug MacNair of Environmental Resource Management and Eva Zabey of World Business Council For Sustainable Development discuss how the Natural Capital Protocol and Toolkit can highlight risks and uncover opportunities in global businesses at 11 a.m. EST Wednesday, April 26.
An Accounting Approach to Ecosystem Services for Public and Private Sector Decision Making in the U.S.
Natural capital accounting—a tool being used in dozens of countries globally and by the private sector—tracks changes in ecosystem services and directly ties these changes to costs and benefits across different economic sectors. In this National Ecosystem Services Partnership webinar, Ken Bagstad and Carl Shapiro of the U.S. Geological Survey will describe ongoing work to develop the infrastructure for a national natural capital accounting system in the United States.
Join the National Ecosystem Services Partnership on January 17 as the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions' Sara Mason discusses her work for the Gulf Coastal Plains & Ozarks Landscape Conservation Cooperative, a three-part project focused on the ecosystem services important to private landowners in the region. In this webinar, she will present the maps she created showing not only where the provisioning of ecosystem services is in the region, but where the possible demand for them exists. She'll also discuss how they can be applied in a variety of ways.
A Framework to Quantify the Strength of Ecological Links Between an Anthropogenic Stressor and Final Ecosystem Services
In this National Ecosystem Services Partnership webinar, Michael Bell from the Air Resources Division of the National Park Service will discuss a framework to quantify the strength of ecological links between an anthropogenic stressor and final ecosystem services.
Total Economic Valuation of the National Park Service Lands and Programs: Results of a Survey of the American Public
In this National Ecosystem Services Partnership webinar, Michelle Haefele and John Loomis of Colorado State University will present the results of a survey that led to the first-ever comprehensive estimate of the total economic value of the National Park Service and its programs. They will discuss what the $92 billion dollar valuation means for the National Park Service.
Are you interested in discovering how socioeconomic indicators can help assess the resilience and ecosystem services benefits of coastal restoration projects? If so, join the National Ecosystem Services Partnership at the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions for a presentation by Abt Associates' Susan Taylor on the findings of "Developing Socioeconomic Metrics to Measure DOI Hurricane Sandy Project and Program Outcomes," a report prepared for the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.
Webinar: Cloud-Based Modeling and Big Data Approaches for Ecosystem Services Assessment: Moving from Hype to Substance
The National Ecosystem Services Partnership at the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions will host the webinar "Cloud-Based Modeling and Big Data Approaches for Ecosystem Services Assessment: Moving from Hype to Substance," 2-3 p.m. ET March 3. Ken Bagstad, a research economist with the U.S. Geological Survey, will be among the presenters.
The National Ecosystem Services Partnership at the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions will host the webinar, "Oregon Action Framework for Health and the Outdoors," 1-2:30 p.m. ET February 11. Speakers Emily Henke of the Oregon Public Health Institute; Katherine Smith of the U.S.
Webinar: How Ecosystem Services Classification Systems Can Help Generate and Improve Lists of Ecosystem Services and Common Metrics
The National Ecosystem Services Partnership at the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions will host the second in a two-part webinar series 1-2 p.m. ET Jan. 21. It will cover how the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's National Ecosystem Services Classification System and Final Ecosystem Goods and Services Classification System can be used by decision makers. The EPA's Charles Rhodes and Dixon Landers, along with other experts, will provide specific examples of their use.
Timothy Male from the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), Tomer Hasson from the Department of the Interior’s Office of Policy Analysis, and Palmer Hough from the Environmental Protection Agency joined NESP for a webinar to discuss the implications of the new presidential mitigation memo, as well as mitigation experiences and lessons learned from the Clean Water Act Section 404 Program and the U.S. Department of the Interior's manual on implementing mitigation at the landscape-scale.
Hannah Safford from the Office of Science and Technology Policy presented her recent ecosystem services and coastal green infrastructure work. Sarah Ryker also led a discussion on the new White House memorandum on incorporating ecosystem services into federal decision making.
Kelly Burks-Copes of the U.S. Army Research and Development Center (ERDC) gave a presentation on ERDC’s efforts to address the post-Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts using ecosystem goods and services quantification and the Natural and Green/Gray Infrastructure (NGGI) Workgroup’s efforts to compile and deliver a set of ecosystem goods and services quantitative metrics that will support the use of NGGI to promote coastal resilience.