ACES 2016: A Community on Ecosystem Services Conference

ACES brings together a global ecosystem services community in an open forum for sharing experiences, methods, and tools for assessing and incorporating ecosystem services in decision making. This year’s conference is being held in Jacksonville, Florida from December 5th through 9th, and our Project Directors Angela Fletcher and Zachary Christin will both be presenting.

Life After the Memo: A Look at How Federal Agencies Incorporate Ecosystem Services into Floodplain Management Policy, December 6th at 1:05 PM

Zachary’s presentation focuses on opportunities for federal agencies to introduce new policies or address current policies to incorporate ecosystem service standards, specifically in the area of floodplain management and policy. Zachary will also be a panelist for the session Incorporating Ecosystem Services Values and Benefits into Land-Use Management and Investment Decisions: Applications from Across the Landscape at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, December 7th. He’ll present on groundbreaking new work that uses spatial data and ecosystem service values to inform Colorado's restoration priorities.

Catalyzing Impact Investment in Sustainable Agricultural Lands and Practices, December 7th at 10:45 AM

Angela and some of our partners from the Delta Institute are presenting on our recent agriculture-focused valuation project. The goal of the project is to assess the economic impact of sustainable management practices on ecosystem services - with more and more investors looking to farmland, there is a growing need for consistent, transparent metrics to monitor farmland’s environmental performance. This new analysis will provide invaluable data for investors – with a clear picture of the financial impacts of sustainable agriculture practices, they’ll be able to gauge the environmental and financial impacts of their investments and compare options.

Learn more about this year’s ACES conference here.

Check out the full ACES conference schedule here.