Accounting for the Value of Ecosystem Services of Western Range Conservation Practices
On February 21 at 3:00 p.m. ET, Dr. Aaron Lien with the University of Arizona and Angela Fletcher with Earth Economics will present new findings on the ecosystem services value of three key rangeland conservation practices.
The recently released report, Accounting for Nature’s Value with Rangeland Conservation Practices in the Western Range and Irrigated Region, describes an evolving analytical framework used to help estimate the ecosystem services value of three key rangeland conservation practices in the 11 state Western Range and Irrigated Region. The project, funded by the Natural Resources Conservation Service Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP), focuses on Brush Management, Herbaceous Weed Treatment, and Prescribed Grazing and 13 ecosystem service benefits provided by rangelands. The report determines these practices result in an average increase in ecosystem services of $45.70/acre/year on non-federal rangeland and $5.71/acre/year on Bureau of Land Management-managed rangeland.
Two of the report’s authors, Dr. Aaron Lien with the University of Arizona and Angela Fletcher with Earth Economics, will discuss the framework and its results and applications during the next one-hour Conservation Outcomes Webinar on February 21 at 3:00 p.m. eastern. This report is a collaboration between the University of Arizona, Earth Economics, and CEAP.
No registration is required to attend this free, virtual webinar. Visit the Conservation Outcomes Webinar Series webpage for additional information, including access instructions.