Seeking copies of "Seller Surveys" for a Voluntary Incentive Program (VIP) or Payment for Ecological Services (PES).

The University of Oregon Community Services Center (CSC) in partnership with other groups and organizations (e.g., EWEB) is seeking copies of "Seller Surveys" for a Voluntary Incentive Program (VIP) or Payment for Ecological Services (PES).  We are in the exploratory stage of creating a VIP or PES program to help protect and enhance the ecological health of the McKenzie River Watershed.  This program would invite land holders in the watershed who are stewards of import ecological functions to become part of this program for protection and enhancement.  Please let us know if you have access to surveys that may have been used in the past for similar types of  VIP or PES programs.

Thank you!

TML

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jorgegualdronduarte

Hey.  The CATIE

Hey.  The CATIE (Centro Agronomico Tropical de Investigación y Enseñanza-Costa Rica) has developed several watershed research, seeking environmental benefits through payments for environmental services of water. Most of these works are developed based on the contingent valuation methodology. I attach a document (in Spanish) at the end there is a model survey.

http://orton.catie.ac.cr/REPDOC/A0656E/A0656E.PDF

Cesar Ruiz, currently working for The NGO Conservation International-Colombia, done a study in wathershed in Colombia with PES, and explain a metodology and surveys for PSA focus in water.

http://www.infoandina.org/sites/default/files/recursos/CAPITULO_1_.REFLEXIONES_METODOLOGICAS.pdf

Best Regards

Jorge Gualdrón Duarte
Biologist
Colombia