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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The Puyallup River Watershed: An Ecological Economic Characterization


This document presents an ecological economic characterization of the Puyallup River Watershed, located in Washington State, USA. The primary goal of such a characterization is to understand nature and the human economy as a single system. Identifying and valuing nature’s contribution to the economy enables better decisions that improve local and regional quality of life. The study introduces the watershed, geography and other relevant features.

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Call for Presentations - Biodiversity Without Boundaries 2012

Biodiversity Without Boundaries 2012 presentation submission deadline now extended until November 30, 2011. Learn more about the conference at and go to the Call for Presentations page ( to submit your proposal now. Featured topics on the conference agenda include Ecosystem Services.

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Tuesday, 29 November, 2011 - 21:00
Portland, OR

Payments for Ecosystem Services: A California Rancher Perspective

This report presents the results of a survey of California rancher’s perspectives, knowledge, and preferences for current and prospective resource conservation programs based on incentives for conserving or restoring ecosystem services. This information is a first step in determining the structure and features that a potential PES program or market in California could embody.


Guide to Environmental Markets for Farmers and Ranchers

Release Date: October 2010

Leading organization: American Farmland Trust

Length: 72 pages

Geographic focus: Washington State



Washington State
United States
47° 35' 40.4052" N, 120° 29' 13.4196" W

Senate Bill 513 Ecosystem Services and Markets, Final Report

Release Date: December 2010

Project duration: February 2010 – December 2010

Leading organization: Prepared by Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board, on behalf of the Oregon Sustainability Board

Length: 40 pages

Geographic focus: Oregon



Oregon, Statewide
United States
45° 8' 20.0868" N, 122° 41' 3.5736" W

The Puyallup River Watershed: An Ecological Economic Characterization

Release Date: May 2011

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Leading organization: Earth Economics

Length: 98 pages

Geographic focus: Puyallup River Watershed (Washington)



Puyallup River
United States
47° 11' 46.1508" N, 122° 16' 12.6948" W

Policy Cornerstones and Action Strategies for an Integrated Ecosystem Marketplace in Oregon

Release Date: July 2008         

Project duration: Late 2007 - July 2008

Lead organization: Prepared by the Institute of Natural Resources, for the Willamette Partnership and Defenders of Wildlife

Length: 47 pages

Geographic focus: Oregon



Oregon, Statewide
United States
44° 14' 54.9924" N, 120° 5' 29.5908" W
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