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Assessment of goods and valuation of ecosystem services (AGAVES) San Pedro River Basin, United States and Mexico

Fact Sheet 2010-3082

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Abstract

A consortium of federal, academic, and nongovernment organization (NGO) partners have established a collaborative research enterprise in the San Pedro River Basin to develop methods, standards, and tools to assess and value ecosystem goods and services. The central premise of ecosystem services research is that human condition is intrinsically linked to the environment. Human health and well-being (including economic prosperity) depend on important supporting, regulating, provisioning, and cultural services that we derive from our surrounding ecosystems. The AGAVES project is intended as a demonstration study for incorporating ecosystem services information into resource management policy and decisionmaking. Accordingly, a nested, multiscale project design has been adopted to address a range of stakeholder information requirements. This design will further facilitate an evaluation of how well methods developed in this project can be transferred to other areas.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Assessment of goods and valuation of ecosystem services (AGAVES) San Pedro River Basin, United States and Mexico
Series title:
Fact Sheet
Series number:
2010-3082
Edition:
-
Year Published:
2010
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Contributing office(s):
Rocky Mountain Geographic Science Center
Description:
4 p.
Additional Online Files(Y/N):
N