Meetings and Webinars
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.
Authors Lydia Olander, Jimmy Kagan, and Robert J. Johnston presented an overview of Best Practices for Integrating Ecosystem Services into Federal Decision Making a companion paper to the Federal Resource Management and Ecosystem Services Guidebook. This paper provides recommendations for best practices specific to ecosystem services assessments.
Guidebook core team members Lydia Olander and Sally Collins presented an overview of the Federal Resource Management and Ecosystem Services Guidebook.
On November 5, 2014, Robert J. Johnston, director of the George Perkins Marsh Institute at Clark University, presented a webinar on his cutting-edge work with ecosystem services benefit transfer. He discussed the development, estimation, and results of meta-regression models for U.S. water quality valuation that better incorporate geospatial patterns and data, including more accurate measures of geospatial scale and regional substitutes.