We are seeking a broad audience to discuss the prospect of using ecosystem services and incentive programs to bolster working lands in the northeast.
October 17th or October 19th
12:30 PM – 2:00 PM Eastern Time
Authored by Northeast Ecosystems Services Fellows Alicia F. Coleman, PhD, and Mario R. Machado, PhD, the northeast landscape assessment –Ecosystem Services in Working Lands Practice and Policy of the U.S. Northeast – documents results from an analysis of over 1,300 ecosystem service provisioning programs and policies across the U.S. Northeast (Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and West Virginia, as well as in the District of Columbia.) The analysis is the first step of a long term process developed by the Association of Northeast Extension Directors (NEED) and Northeastern Regional Association of State Agricultural Experiment Station Directors (NERA) in collaboration with the Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development to advance and support the delivery and valuation of ecosystem services on working lands in the Northeast.
The Northeast Ecosystem Services and Markets Listening Sessions are designed to:
By the end of these listening sessions, we hope to:
Interested participants are asked to read the Landscape Assessment ahead of their session.
Questions can be directed to NEED at [email protected] or (401) 682-7297.