Conserving Fish and Wildlife Through Science, Technology, and Partnerships
The Ecosystem Services Team serves as a forum for coordination and communication among LCC partners in matters pertaining to ecosystem goods and services that are relevant to the GCPO LCC mission. The team was approved at the April 2012 meeting of the GCPO LCC Steering Committee.
Ecosystems within the Gulf Coastal Plains and Ozarks geography provide many important goods and services. In addition to supporting fish and wildlife populations, ecosystems can improve water quality and quantity, provide food and fiber, regulate our climate, mitigate the impact of natural hazards, and provide recreational opportunities. Unfortunately, the value of many of these ecosystem goods and services are poorly quantified and not fully included into land use planning and management decisions.
Greg Wathen’s blog about ecosystem services identifies potential areas in which the LCC could play an important role in developing the science and tools to measure, quantify and value ecosystem services.
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10/2/2012 Conference call and Yoskowitz webinar presentation
This link will allow you to play stream the webinar recording directly through Webex:
Today, David Yoskowitz presented an overview of ecosystem services, how they are defined and valued and a little about work that other agencies and organizations are doing. The presentation was recorded and will be posted as soon as it is available (probably Oct. 3, 2012). Terse notes from the presentation and discussion are available.
8-30-2012 Conference Call
Notes from the EST conference call 8-30-2012
Files associated with the call:
Mike Osland's presentation, which began the meeting.
Gulf Coast Recovery & Restoration 101 from the Environmental Law Institute
An Overview of the Restore Act from the Environmental Law Institute
Link to Monitor blog post on NRDA, Restore, & GOM Research Initiative.
8-3-2012 Conference Call
The draft Ecosystem Services Team charter - reviewed 8-30-2012 by the EST with no modifications/changes suggested.
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