The Public Benefits of Private Forests

The Public Benefits of Private Forests

Forests are among Pierce County's most valuable natural assets, supporting clean water and air, bolstering climate stability, and sustaining local communities.

Building Resilience with Nature

Building Resilience with Nature

Nature and natural infrastructure are critical assets in strengthening cities’ resilience to a broad range of shocks and stresses.

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.’ 

Colorado Parks and Wildlife Future Funding Study

Colorado Parks and Wildlife 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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