Land & Water: A Quantitative Analysis of Land Conservation’s Impact on Water in Colorado – From the Colorado Coalition of Land Trusts
ESA Pamphlet – A short document from the Ecological Society of America briefly introducing the concept of ecosystem services.
Ecosystem Services – An essay from The Nature Conservancy and a professor at the University of Washington discussing valuation of ecosystem services.
Conservation Learning Exchange – An introduction to the concept of ecosystem services, including links to scientific assessment tools and program development resources.
Ecosystem Services: Benefits Supplied to Human Societies by Natural Ecosystems – A paper discussing types of ecosystem services.
Texas Landowner Perceptions Regarding Ecosystem Services – An academic paper analyzing a survey of landowners in the Western Edwards Aquifer area.
Private Lands, Public Benefits – A report on incentives for the stewardship of Texas agricultural lands from the Texas A&M Institute of Renewable Natural Resources and the American Farmland Trust, which discusses the ecosystem services of agricultural land.
Ecosystem Services Guide – A guide for public and private decision makers produced by the World Resources Institute, which discusses risk assessment and policy development.
Ecosystem Services- Learning to Leverage Natural Capital – Article by Frederick Steiner on the importance of ecosystem services in central Texas.
Characterization of the Central Texas Ecosystem – Information about the Hill Country ecosystem from the Forest Encyclopedia Network.
Ecosystem Valuation – An overview of the connection between economics and ecosystems.
EPA Ecosystem Services Research – The EPA’s program to develop research that will allow us to properly evaluate the benefits of ecosystems.
Forest Service – Information on ecosystem services from the U.S. Forest Service.
TEEB Home – Information on The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB), a major international initiative designed to increase awareness of the significant value of biodiversity and ecosystem functions.
The Natural Value Initiative – An international partnership focusing on the private sector that works to educate companies in the food, beverage, energy and mining sectors about the importance of ecosystem services.
ARIES Interactive Map – An interactive map with information on ecosystem evaluation projects across the globe.
PNAS Ecosystem Services Special Feature – A special issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences journal featuring several articles about ecosystem services science and program development.
Texas A&M Forest Service – An introduction into the sustainable management of Texas forests for renewable timber resources.
Ecosystem Marketplace – A website dedicated to making science, market, regulatory and finance information available for the promotion of ecosystem services marketplaces feasible.