Discovering the Natural Value of Sonoma County

Discovering the Natural Value of Sonoma County

A collaboration among economists and conservation organizations in three counties have released the Healthy Lands & Healthy Economies Initiative – a regional and Sonoma County report that estimates the value of our working and natural lands, our ‘natural capital.’ 

CPW Future Funding Study

CPW Future Funding Study

Colorado has long been a leader in innovative funding for recreation. The commission is interested in a larger conversation around long-term funding, with the understanding of changing demographics and increased pressure on Colorado’s recreation lands.

THE NATURAL VALUE OF  DISCOVERY PARK

THE NATURAL VALUE OF DISCOVERY PARK

Discovery Park is an important natural asset for the City of Seattle. The park has provided ecosystem benefits for generations, and continues to support a vibrant culture and robust economy today. 

The Food that Grows Out of The Water

The Food that Grows Out of The Water

Wild rice, or manoomin, is central to Ojibwe cultural identity, spiritual traditions, and physical well-being. It is an important species to the ecology of Minnesota’s lakes and rivers and provides critical food and habitat to both endemic and migratory species.

2018 Field Guide: WWRC Outdoor Community Projects

2018 Field Guide: WWRC Outdoor Community Projects

Our connection to the outdoors is embedded in the culture of the Pacific Northwest. The splendor of our natural environment beckons us, defines us, and sustains us. The outdoors are a fundamental part of our unique identity.

Valuing the Ecosystem Service Benefits from Regenerative Agriculture Practices

Valuing the Ecosystem Service Benefits from Regenerative Agriculture Practices

Farmland LP 2017 Impact Report: $21.4 Million Net Ecosystem Service Value Benefits Demonstrated Using Regenerative Agriculture at Scale.

GETTING GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE ON THE BOOKS

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GETTING GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE ON THE BOOKS

A primer for water leaders on how to debt-finance distributed infrastructure projects and consumer rebates. 

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The Gem of the Emerald Corridor

The Gem of the Emerald Corridor

Nature’s Value in the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest

THE NATURAL VALUE OF MEADOWDALE BEACH PARK

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THE NATURAL VALUE OF MEADOWDALE BEACH PARK

Meadowdale Beach Park is a natural asset that provides a broad range of public benefits to Snohomish County residents. The ecosystems provide habitat for an array of species, the trails and beach are a huge draw for recreational visitors, and the park setting supports a variety of environmental and recreation-based education programs for groups who incorporate park visits into their curriculum. However, the lower park is also frequently flooded and beach access cut off due to the railroad embankment and under-sized box culvert; the only passageway between upland park areas and the beach. To enhance public safety, address maintenance and flooding issues, and restore natural sediment processes and habitat critical for native species, including Endangered Species Act (ESA) listed Chinook salmon, Snohomish County Parks and Recreation lead a collaborative effort to put forth an alternative park design, the Meadowdale Beach Park and Estuary Restoration Project (MBPERP). 

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