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Highlights from 2017

Highlights from 2017

This year flew by, and we're already looking ahead to another year of building resilient communities and healthy ecosystems. But we wanted to take a moment to mention a few of our proudest accomplishments from 2017:

The Immense Natural Capital Value of the Columbia River Basin

The Immense Natural Capital Value of the Columbia River Basin

The Columbia River Basin is a vast, abundant watershed and the foundation for communities, fish and wildlife, and economic activity. Earth Economics has just released a new report that demonstrates the immense value of the Columbia River Basin’s natural capital - $198 billion in value annually.

Considering Ecosystem Services in Agricultural Land Use Planning

Considering Ecosystem Services in Agricultural Land Use Planning

Agricultural lands are an essential part of our economy and quality of life, but they are increasingly pressured by population growth and accelerating urban development. Too often, farmland is divided and developed without a full understanding of the value lost. In Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, a 2015 Earth Economics study of the county's natural capital is helping guide ongoing discussions about how to manage the county’s farmlands.

Upcoming Conference: ACES 2016

Upcoming Conference: ACES 2016

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. Project Directors Angela Fletcher and Zachary Christin will both be presenting. We hope to connect with you there!