Two webinars were held by the National Ecosystem Services Partnership (NESP – United States) in May and June, on ES valuation and on forest-based ES. Read more below and follow the links to watch the recordings.
Different methods, different values: How the choice of ecosystem service valuation method can affect cost-benefit analysis and prioritization decisions. Hear a presentation that synthesizes the results of over a decade of ecosystem services valuation work in the U.S. state of Minnesota and compares and contrasts results from “traditional” non-market approaches (stated preference surveys, hedonic analyses, avoided cost approaches, and travel cost models) with “alternative” valuation methods based on ecosystem service metrics, surveys, semi-structured interviews, and Q sort assessments. Read more.
Payment for forest-based ecosystem services from private lands in the United States. Hear a presentation on an effort to account, estimate, and document the full extent of direct payments for ecosystem services to private forest landowners in the United States. Read more.