Soil Health

6th Annual International ESP Conference 2013

27-31 August 2013, Bali, Indonesia

The Ecosystem Services Partnership invites you to the 6th annual ESP conference, which will be held from 27-31 August 2013, on Bali, Indonesia.
Don't miss your chance to interact and exchange ideas with other ESP members, practitioners, educators, policy-makers, researchers, and many others in this International and exotic setting.
Be part of working-groups producing outcomes ranging from journal articles, white papers, book chapters, grant proposals, database structures, websites, and much more.

Event details
Monday, 26 August, 2013 - 15:00 - Wednesday, 30 October, 2013 - 16:00
Bali, Indonesia

SERVES: Simple Effective Resource for Valuing Ecosystem Services

Land use and development planning that only accounts for the value of built capital often negatively impacts communities: small businesses and jobs can be lost, environmental health is impacted, and community structure may be lost. SERVES (Simple and Effective Resource for Valuing Ecosystem Services), can be used by individuals and communities to understand and leverage the economic value of green infrastructure and natural systems. This information provides powerful arguments for shifting investment towards sustainability.

Nature’s Value in the Skykomish Watershed: A Rapid Ecosystem Service Valuation

Title: Nature’s Value in the Skykomish Watershed: A Rapid Ecosystem Service Valuation

Release Date: December 2011

Leading organization: Earth Economics

Length: 48 pages

Geographic focus: Skykomish Watershed (Washington)




Skykomish Watershed
United States
47° 45' 19.1844" N, 121° 25' 39.954" W

Ecosystem Services, Land Use and Natural Infrastructure

A group for discussing how to address ecosystem services in local land use and infrastructure plans.

The purpose of this group is to investigate the challenges and opportunities associated with conserving ecosystem services within the context of Oregon's land use and infrastructure planning. Initially, information will be collected and compiled on this site, based on interviews with planners, local officials, and other experts.  Listening sessions will be held in several rural communities, to enhance understanding of unique circumstances and potential opportunities.

Ecosystem Services Review for Impact Assessment: a new methodology to address ecosystem services in impact assessment

The Ecosystem Services Review for Impact Assessment (ESR for IA) is a structured methodology to help environmental and social practitioners address ecosystem services throughout the impact assessment process. More specifically, the ESR for IA provides practitioners with:

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