The primary outcome and product from this SESYNC project would be practical best practices and principles for the use of ecosystem services methods by U.S. federal agencies in relevant decision contexts, such as procurement, performance metrics, and benefit-cost analysis. These best practices would be designed to support and provide a resource for the Executive Office of the President (EOP) and agencies as they begin building their guidances on implementation. In order to ensure the best practices document produced at the SESYNC workshop provides what is needed, experts from the government will be invited to provide input and feedback on initial drafts and ideas put forth by the acknowledged experts leading the workshop.
|Resource Title||Brief Summary|
|Best Practices for Integrating Ecosystem Services into Federal Decision Making||
Jun 01, 2015
As a first attempt by experts to set standards for implementation of ecosystem services assessments, Best Practices for Integrating Ecosystem Services into Federal Resource Management is intended to assist federal agencies to respond to the 2012 Forest Planning Rule, the 2013 Principles and Requirements for Federal Investments in Water Resources, and prospective guidance from the Council on Environmental Quality related to ecosystem services and federal decision making.
|So you want your research to be relevant? Building the bridge between ecosystem services research and practice||
Jul 04, 2017
Article published in Ecosystem Services.
|Data and Modeling Infrastructure for National Integration of Ecosystem Services into Decision Making: Expert Summaries||
Jul 18, 2017
Paper available through the Nicholas Institute.
|Benefit relevant indicators: Ecosystem services measures that link ecological and social outcomes||
Dec 11, 2017
Article published in Ecological Indicators.