Skip Navigation Links
Training Exchange Logo
August 12, 2022
Search
Current Training

By Course Title
By Location
By Date
By Training Partner
By Delivery Method

Course Catalog
By Course Title
By Training Partner
By Delivery Method

Students

View Registrations/Transcripts
Edit Your Profile
Request Training

About Trainex
Overview
Contact Us
Help!

OLEM Training Coordination Team
Locate Team Members
Regional/State Training
Brochure

Other Training Resources
EPA
Other U.S. Government
Non-Government
Online Instruction Design
Listservs and other resources
Ecosystem Goods and Service Valuation
Course ID: SUST-801
Hosted by Northwest Environmental Training Center

Description: This one-day course for non-economists will provide participants an overview of general natural resource economics with an emphasis on how economics can resource managers make decisions. Special emphasis will be placed on ecosystem service valuation, regional economics, impact analysis, benefit cost analysis and particularly the development of ecosystem markets. Economic ecosystem valuation and ecosystem markets are being described by many as a new tool for resource management. Three examples at the federal, state and regional level that demonstrate a commitment to ecosystem valuation and markets are:

The USDA creation of the new office of Ecosystem Services and Markets (from the December 18, 2008 press release) “ … to assist the Secretary of Agriculture in the development of new technical guidelines and science-based methods to assess environmental service benefits which will in turn promote markets for ecosystem services…”

The Puget Sound Partnership’s Action Agenda Funding Strategy, December 2008 (page iii, http://www.psp.wa.gov/downloads/AAAPX/funding.pdf) – “The single most important step the Puget Sound Partnership could take to advance new structural approaches for restoration is the creation of payments for services or integrated ecosystem markets…”


The Willamette Partnership’s Temperature Trading Handbook – Draft, December 31, 2008, Willamette Oregon (from the website http://www.willamettepartnership.org/publications) -This Temperature Trading Handbook provides natural resource managers with information they need to develop and sell temperature credits generated from planting riparian shade in the Willamette River Basin. It also provides regulated entities that have an obligation to reduce their temperature impacts to river water with information they need to purchase these temperature credits.

Participants in this course will walk away with an understanding of how economics can help with resource management decision making. In particularly how valuation and markets can help them manage resources, garner funding and/or turn potential liabilities into assets.

Registration: $250 ($195 reduced tuition*)
*Reduced tuition is available for Native American tribes; government employees; nonprofits; students; and NAEP, NEBC, NWAEP members. You may register via the link below or by calling the Northwest Environmental Training Center at 206-762-1976.

For general information contact Eldan Goldenberg by telephone at 206-762-1976 or via e-mail at egoldenberg@nwetc.org

 Upcoming Events

 No upcoming events.


Previous Events (click to view/hide)
Bullet  Seattle, WA
  September 18, 2009 - September 18, 2009
Logo for USA.gov website