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Katoomba News v1.1

This daily conference newsletter was produced to provide participants with feature articles on relevant issuses and to provide summary and insight on the previous day’s sessions.

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Mitigation News v1.4

This daily conference newsletter was produced to provide participants with feature articles on relevant issuses and to provide summary and insight on the previous day’s sessions.

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Mitigation News v1.3

This daily conference newsletter was produced to provide participants with feature articles on relevant issuses and to provide summary and insight on the previous day’s sessions.

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Mitigation News v1.2

This daily conference newsletter was produced to provide participants with feature articles on relevant issuses and to provide summary and insight on the previous day’s sessions.

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Mitigation News v1.1

This daily conference newsletter was produced to provide participants with feature articles on relevant issuses and to provide summary and insight on the previous day’s sessions.

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A Tale of Two Continents: Ecosystem Services in Latin America and East and Southern Africa

For the past two years, the Ecosystem Marketplace has been delivering the latest information about market mechanisms and payments for ecosystem services such as carbon sequestration, water quality, and biodiversity. To get a better sense of how the concepts of environmental markets, market-like mechanisms and payments for ecosystem services are likely to impact communities in […]

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Northwestern Lights: Regional Leadership in Environmental Markets

Here at the Ecosystem Marketplace, we are well into our second year of covering the twists, turns and straight-aways of payments for ecosystem services. As environmental markets continue to grow and diversify in the Pacific Northwest, we think it is a good time to highlight some of the regional intelligence we have amassed. In the […]

Handbook for the Design of Payment for Hydrological Services Mechanisms

This handbook outlines how to make a quick diagnostic of the potential for PES in the region, the guide lines to design the mechanism, the implementation process of the program, and the mechanisms to monitor the compromises acquired. The handbook also defines the criteria to evaluate the program and implement a process of permanent improvement, […]

Economic Valuation of Wetlands: A Guide for Policy Makers and Planners

The document Economic Valuation of Wetlands: A Guide for Policy Makers and Planners provides information on wetland valuation and guidance on how valuation studies should be conducted. This document groups the features of wetland systems into components, functions, and attributes, and develops an appraisal framework for assessing economic benefits. This text also provides six wetland […]

Third Stakeholder Forum on Federal Wetlands Mitigation

The Third Stakeholder Forum on Federal Mitigation was held in Portland, Oregon July 2003. The meeting was designed to provide a forum for a broad range of stakeholders to comment on and discuss the National Mitigation Action Plan process, products in development, and anticipated work in order to inform efforts to improve federal compensatory mitigation. […]

Incentives for LULUCF activities – an overview

"Incentives for LULUCF activities" provides an overview of the various incentives that exist for GHG mitigation activities in forestry and agricuture activities. The spreadsheet is organized by country and currently covers 24 countries, most of which are Annex B countries under the Kyoto Protocol. The Excel list contains five worksheets. The sheets: "Subsidies", "Tax incentives […]

Wetland and Riparian Stewardship in Pennsylvania: A Guide to Voluntary Options for Landowners, Local Governments and Organizations

Wetland and Riparian Stewardship in Pennsylvania is a resource guide for landowners, local governments, and organizations seeking technical and financial assistance to create and preserve wetlands or riparian buffers. This guide contains regulation and compliance information; strategic planning guidance and landowner options; case studies; and information on federal, state, non-profit, land trust, and private industrial […]

Economic Valuation of Wetlands: A Guide for Policy Makers and Planners

The document Economic Valuation of Wetlands: A Guide for Policy Makers and Planners provides information on economic valuation of wetlands and guidance on how valuation studies should be conducted. This document groups the features of wetland systems into components, functions, and attributes, and develops an appraisal framework for assessing economic benefits. This text also provides […]

Process for Developing Mitigation Banks in Michigan

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality Wetland Mitigation Banking Program was established to reduce the time and cost of creating mitigation banks. This short document gives the basic steps and bullet point of critical issues for creating a bank. It includes a fourteen step process, pre-proposal elements to address and important issues to address in […]

Guidelines for Developing Freshwater Wetlands Mitigation Plans and Proposals

These guidelines lay out everything from what must be included in the ecological assessment of the site before restoration to what to look for in a wetland consultant. The guidelines are organized as a detailed outline of an application, including assessment of the site and the mitigation approach. While this document is now a decade […]

Handbook for Wetlands Conservation and Sustainability, 2nd Edition

The 288-page Handbook for Wetlands Conservation and Sustainability, 2nd Edition published by the Izaak Walton league was produced to facilitate wetland stewardship by providing basic information and wetland ecology, wetland functions and benefits. The book features guidelines and tips for an effective project, monitoring techniques, case studies of there restoration projects and extensive contacts and […]

Environmental offsets — legal recommendations and red flags

This guide is a brief but complete overview of the legal aspects of environmental offsets in Australia. The guide covers: standards, implementation, legal threats and opportunities (enforceability), transfer of liability, tenure, trust schemes, and other legal red flags.

Water Quality Trading Assessment Handbook, Can Water Quality Trading Advance Your Watershed's Goals?

The Water Quality Trading Assessment Handbook was developed by the US Environmental Protection Agency to help states and regulated communities evaluate if water quality trading could be useful to lower costs of meeting Total Maximum Daily Loads in their watershed. The steps include looking at pollutant suitability, financial attractiveness, potential market infrastructure and stakeholder readiness. […]