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Introduction to Environtmental Credit Training (NRCS-NEDC-000301)


Ecosystem services, defined as natural and environmental assets, are important in sustaining human health and livelihood. Since ecosystem services are free and are considered as public goods, they may be subject to environmental misuse and abuse. The degradation of our natural and environmental assets can impact our quality of life and their solutions can be complex and expensive. Environmental credit trading is viewed by many as a cost-effective complement to many of our traditional technical solutions and conservation practices.


At the completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Understand environmental credit trading
  • Identify markets for environmental credits
  • Explore the benefits and costs of participating in markets
  • Understand how different environmental practices can produce various environmental credits
  • Outline various ways agricultural producers can benefit from environmental credit trading

And explain how producers can participate in environmental credit trading


Air Quality, Climate, Change and Energy


1.5 hours

Delivery Method

Web Based

Target Audience

All NRCS employees, NRCS partners and field personnel, and the general public


Go to AgLearn to request enrollment in Introduction to Environmental Credit Trading (NRCS-NEDC-000301).