Ecosystem Services and Markets

Explore the innovative field of ecosystem services and learn how these habitat-based markets can provide new revenue streams to traditional open space, forest and agricultural lands. Learn about the different rules and regulations that have created these new markets and the tools used to value them. Explore the different markets from wetland mitigation and endangered species conservation banks, water quality markets and carbon trading. Obtain hands-on tools to assess and develop these types of habitat-based, alternative revenue generators. This class is designed to provide planners, appraisers, land attorneys, real estate professionals, land trust and government land managers with the ecological tools and the economic models to assess the viability of creating real economic value with an emphasis on today's income generating markets for protecting and preserving the environment.
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