Ecosystem Services Tools http://ecosystemcommons.org/node/26/feed en Webinar: "Making the link between water efficiency and the environment: Conserve to Enhance." http://ecosystemcommons.org/event/webinar-making-link-between-water-efficiency-and-environment-conserve-enhance <p>The University of Arizona Water Resources Research Center (WRRC) is pleased to announce a new webinar series focused on the establishing programs to link utility-based water efficiency programs with environmental enhancement. We invite you to join us <strong>February 21, 2012 at 1:00pm MST/12:00pm PST</strong> for the first webinar in the series, &ldquo;Making the link between water efficiency and the environment: Conserve to Enhance.&rdquo; To participate, follow this link:</p> <div class="fieldgroup group-event-details"> <h2>Event details</h2> <div class="content"><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tuesday, 21 February, 2012 - <span class="date-display-start">12:00</span><span class="date-display-separator"> - </span><span class="date-display-end">13:00</span></span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-location"> <div class="field-label">Location:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> http://elluminate.oia.arizona.edu/scheduleMeetingnonetid.php?sessionId=625043 </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/group/aces-community-ecosystem-services">ACES, A Community on Ecosystem Services</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://ecosystemcommons.org/event/webinar-making-link-between-water-efficiency-and-environment-conserve-enhance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecosystemcommons.org/event/webinar-making-link-between-water-efficiency-and-environment-conserve-enhance#comments Research Tool Development Payment for Ecosystem Services Policy Development/Analysis Communication/Education Habitat/Biodiversity Water Quality Water Quantity Freshwater/Riparian Urban/Suburban Our Community Ecosystem Services Policy Ecosystem Services Tools ACES, A Community on Ecosystem Services Mon, 13 Feb 2012 21:29:56 +0000 amlien 2144 at http://ecosystemcommons.org Ecosystem Credit Accounting Training - Spring 2012 http://ecosystemcommons.org/event/ecosystem-credit-accounting-training-spring-2012 <p>The Willamette Partnership is excited to be offering a training program on our Ecosystem Credit Accounting System.&nbsp; The program will cover Ecosystem Serivces Markets 101 and in-field training on the functional credit calculators for wetlands, streams (nutrients, temperature, &amp; habitat ), and upland ecosystems (prairie &amp; oak savannah).&nbsp; For a preview of our 2012 program, you can register for two<em><strong> free</strong></em> webinars on March 9, 2012.</p> <div class="fieldgroup group-event-details"> <h2>Event details</h2> <div class="content"><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-start">Friday, 9 March, 2012 - 09:00</span><span class="date-display-separator"> - </span><span class="date-display-end">Friday, 8 June, 2012 - 00:00</span> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/group/aces-community-ecosystem-services">ACES, A Community on Ecosystem Services</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://ecosystemcommons.org/event/ecosystem-credit-accounting-training-spring-2012" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecosystemcommons.org/event/ecosystem-credit-accounting-training-spring-2012#comments Communication/Education Habitat/Biodiversity Wetlands Water Quality Our Community Ecosystem Services Markets Ecosystem Services Policy Ecosystem Services Tools ACES, A Community on Ecosystem Services Fri, 03 Feb 2012 17:22:47 +0000 Nicole Maness 2136 at http://ecosystemcommons.org An easy-to-use tool (NTT) for ecosystem assessment http://ecosystemcommons.org/discussion/easy-use-tool-ntt-ecosystem-assessment <p>Nutrient Tracking Tool (NTT)&nbsp;is&nbsp;an internet based program and provides an easy but comprehensive method to assess water quality and quantity under various managment practices for different programs (e g., trading and TMDL).&nbsp;Please refer to <a href="http://tiaer.tarleton.edu/applications_tools.html" rel="nofollow">http://tiaer.tarleton.edu/applications_tools.html</a> site for more information and direct access to NTT.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/group/ecosystem-services-tools">Ecosystem Services Tools</a></li> </ul></div> http://ecosystemcommons.org/discussion/easy-use-tool-ntt-ecosystem-assessment#comments Ecosystem Services Tools Mon, 30 Jan 2012 22:17:55 +0000 ASALEH 2124 at http://ecosystemcommons.org Ecosystem Services Review for Impact Assessment: a new methodology to address ecosystem services in impact assessment http://ecosystemcommons.org/discussion/ecosystem-services-review-impact-assessment-new-methodology-address-ecosystem-services-im <p>Dear all,</p> <p>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.</p> <p>More specifically, the ESR for IA provides practitioners with:</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/group/aces-community-ecosystem-services">ACES, A Community on Ecosystem Services</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://ecosystemcommons.org/discussion/ecosystem-services-review-impact-assessment-new-methodology-address-ecosystem-services-im" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecosystemcommons.org/discussion/ecosystem-services-review-impact-assessment-new-methodology-address-ecosystem-services-im#comments Our Community Ecosystem Services Markets Ecosystem Services Policy Ecosystem Services Tools ACES, A Community on Ecosystem Services Fri, 18 Nov 2011 12:51:04 +0000 Florence Landsberg 1998 at http://ecosystemcommons.org Ecosystem Services Review for Impact Assessment: a new methodology to address ecosystem services in impact assessment http://ecosystemcommons.org/document/ecosystem-services-review-impact-assessment-new-methodology-address-ecosystem-services-impa <p>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:</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/group/aces-community-ecosystem-services">ACES, A Community on Ecosystem Services</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://ecosystemcommons.org/document/ecosystem-services-review-impact-assessment-new-methodology-address-ecosystem-services-impa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecosystemcommons.org/document/ecosystem-services-review-impact-assessment-new-methodology-address-ecosystem-services-impa#comments Tool Development Air Quality Greenhouse Gases/Carbon Habitat/Biodiversity Wetlands Water Quality Water Quantity Storm Water Pollination Soil Health Cultural Recreation Wetlands Forests Grasslands Arid Lands Freshwater/Riparian Ocean/Estuarine Agriculture Urban/Suburban Other (planning, minutes, new articles, etc.) Our Community Ecosystem Services Policy Ecosystem Services Tools ACES, A Community on Ecosystem Services Thu, 17 Nov 2011 12:22:30 +0000 Florence Landsberg 1986 at http://ecosystemcommons.org How do we make Tools easier to share and transfer? http://ecosystemcommons.org/discussion/how-do-we-make-tools-easier-share-and-transfer <p>Collectively, we&#39;ve all invested a bunch in creating tools to measure and track ecosystem services. As each of us are designing new tools for our own geography, ecosystem service, or set of issues (we all have &#39;em), how do we make it as easy as possible for people to learn from our mistakes and successes?</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/group/ecosystem-services-tools">Ecosystem Services Tools</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://ecosystemcommons.org/discussion/how-do-we-make-tools-easier-share-and-transfer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecosystemcommons.org/discussion/how-do-we-make-tools-easier-share-and-transfer#comments Ecosystem Services Tools Mon, 15 Aug 2011 23:35:23 +0000 Bobby Cochran 1765 at http://ecosystemcommons.org ARIES http://ecosystemcommons.org/document/aries <p>ARIES (Artificial Intelligence for Ecosystem Services) is a web-based decision support system that is used for the assessment of ecosystem services. ARIES assesses the flow of valuable services between ecosystems and human beneficiaries in a selected area and then links the flows to potential and realized economic values. Review this tool at: <a href="http://www.uvm.edu/giee/events/aries_workshop/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.uvm.edu/giee/events/aries_workshop/</a></p> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/group/ecosystem-services-tools">Ecosystem Services Tools</a></li> </ul></div> http://ecosystemcommons.org/document/aries#comments Ecosystem Services Tools Wed, 02 Mar 2011 23:30:00 +0000 Rob Fiegener 34 at http://ecosystemcommons.org InVEST http://ecosystemcommons.org/document/invest <p>InVEST (Integrated Valuation of Ecosystem Services and Tradeoffs) is a publicly available, ArcGIS-based tool for quantifying the values of ecosystem services. It employs a scientific approach to quantifying and forecasting the returns that investments in nature claim to deliver. InVEST enables decision-makers to quantify the importance of natural capital, to assess the tradeoffs associated with alternative choices, and to integrate conservation and human development.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/group/ecosystem-services-tools">Ecosystem Services Tools</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://ecosystemcommons.org/document/invest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecosystemcommons.org/document/invest#comments Ecosystem Services Tools Wed, 02 Mar 2011 23:29:27 +0000 Rob Fiegener 33 at http://ecosystemcommons.org Habitat Equivalency Analysis http://ecosystemcommons.org/document/habitat-equivalency-analysis <p>Habitat Equivalency Analysis (HEA) is a means to determine the amount of compensatory restoration required to offset the interim loss of ecosystem services from some development impact. The restored services are calculated from the time of commencement through the completion of the restoration. HEA is the standard methodology for CERCLA cases. Review it at: <a href="http://www.darrp.noaa.gov/economics/pdf/heagenl.pdf" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.darrp.noaa.gov/economics/pdf/heagenl.pdf</a></p> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/group/ecosystem-services-tools">Ecosystem Services Tools</a></li> </ul></div> http://ecosystemcommons.org/document/habitat-equivalency-analysis#comments Ecosystem Services Tools Wed, 02 Mar 2011 22:43:10 +0000 Rob Fiegener 31 at http://ecosystemcommons.org EcoMetrix http://ecosystemcommons.org/document/ecometrix <p>EcoMetrix calculates changes in ecological functions using a "holistic approach" that requires on-site collection of a site's physical properties. The tool's framework was used to develop Counting on the Environment's salmon habitat metric, but EcoMetrix is intended to produce one overall score meant to encompass all ecosystem services.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/group/ecosystem-services-tools">Ecosystem Services Tools</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://ecosystemcommons.org/document/ecometrix" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecosystemcommons.org/document/ecometrix#comments Ecosystem Services Tools Wed, 02 Mar 2011 22:41:44 +0000 Rob Fiegener 30 at http://ecosystemcommons.org Counting on the Environment http://ecosystemcommons.org/document/counting-environment <p>The "Counting on the Environment" project produced a crediting protocol that included 4 calculation methodologies: water temperature, salmon habitat, wetlands, and prairie habitat. Review Counting on the Environment at: <a href="http://willamettepartnership.org/ecosystem-credit-accounting/the-willamette-ecosystem-marketplace" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://willamettepartnership.org/ecosystem-credit-accounting/the-willamette-ecosystem-marketplace</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/group/ecosystem-services-tools">Ecosystem Services Tools</a></li> </ul></div> http://ecosystemcommons.org/document/counting-environment#comments Wetlands Ecosystem Services Tools Wed, 02 Mar 2011 22:19:46 +0000 Rob Fiegener 29 at http://ecosystemcommons.org