A new publication from members of the National Ecosystem Services Partnership (United States) proposes an ecosystem services based approach for dealing with the issues of designing conservation programs that incorporate varying landowner perceptions, values, and ownership objectives.
Large landscape conservation planning often requires managers to coordinate with private landowners, especially in regions like the southern and western U.S. where private landownership dominates. It is often difficult to design conservation programs that incorporate varying landowner perceptions, values, and ownership objectives. Simple and transferable methods are needed to inform the design of landscape-scale conservation and restoration programs, and we propose that this can be done by targeting ecosystem services (ES) of interest to private landowners. [Read more…] about A Practice-Oriented Approach to Foster Private Landowner Participation in ES Conservation and Restoration at a Landscape Scale