Meetings and Webinars

All times U.S. ET unless noted.
Date and Time
Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 3 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Location
Online Webinar

Webinar: Valuation of Ecosystem Services from Farms and Forests

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.

Speakers: Lisa Wainger (University of Maryland) and David Ervin (Portland State University)
Date and Time
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Location
Online Webinar

How Natural Capital Assessments Can Help Businesses Make Better Decisions

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.

Speakers: Doug MacNair (Environmental Resource Management) and Eva Zabey (World Business Council For Sustainable Development)
Date and Time
Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Location
Online Webinar

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.

Speakers: Ken Bagstad and Carl Shapiro, U.S. Geological Survey
Date and Time
Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Location
Online webinar

Mapping Ecosystem Services for the Gulf Coastal Plains & Ozarks Region

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.

Speakers: Sara Mason, Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions
Date and Time
Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 3 p.m. to 4:20 p.m.
Location
Online Webinar

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. 

Speakers: Michael Bell, National Park Service
Date and Time
Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Location
Online Webinar

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.

 

Speakers: Michelle Haefele and John Loomis, Colorado State University
Date and Time
Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Location
Webinar

Developing Socioeconomic Metrics to Measure DOI Hurricane Sandy Project and Program Outcomes

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.

Speakers: Susan Taylor, Abt Associates
Date and Time
Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Location
Online webinar

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.

Speakers: Ken Bagstad, U.S. Geological Survey
Date and Time
Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Location
Online webinar

Webinar: Oregon Action Framework for Health and the Outdoors

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.

Speakers: Emily Henke (Oregon Public Health Institute), Katherine Smith (USFS), Bobby Cochran (Willamette Partnership), and Steve Kelley (North Carolina State University and the Kelley Family Foundation)
Date and Time
Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Location
Online webinar

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.

Speakers: Charles Rhodes and Dixon Landers, EPA
Date and Time
Tuesday, December 1, 2015 - 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Location
Online webinar

White House Memorandum on Mitigating Impacts on Natural Resources Webinar

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. 

Speakers: Timothy Male (White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ)), Tomer Hasson (Department of the Interior Office of Policy Analysis), and Palmer Hough (Environmental Protection Agency)
Date and Time
Tuesday, December 1, 2015 - 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Location
Online webinar

White House Memorandum on Incorporating Ecosystem Services Webinar

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.

Speakers: Hannah Safford and Sarah Ryker, Office of Science and Technology Policy
Date and Time
Sunday, November 1, 2015 - 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Location
Online webinar

Measuring Ecosystem Services Produced by USACE Projects Webinar

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. 

Speakers: Kelly Burks-Copes, U.S. Army Research and Development Center (ERDC)
Date and Time
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Location
Online webinar

Best Practices Webinar

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.

Speakers: Lydia Olander, Jimmy Kagan, and Robert J. Johnston
Date and Time
Sunday, February 1, 2015 - 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Location
Online webinar

February 2015: FRMES Guidebook Webinar

Guidebook core team members Lydia Olander and Sally Collins presented an overview of the Federal Resource Management and Ecosystem Services Guidebook.

Speakers: Lydia Olander and Sally Collins
Date and Time
Saturday, November 1, 2014 - 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Location
Online webinar

NESP Webinar on Ecosystem Services Benefit Transfer

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.

Speakers: Robert J. Johnston, director of the George Perkins Marsh Institute at Clark University