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Developing a Vision: Incorporating Ecosystem Services into Decision Making - Proceedings of a Workshop

Open-File Report 2009-1062

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Abstract

The production, location, use, and value of ecosystem services have become an important factor in resource management. Decisions relating to resource conservation and restoration, as well as development, require an understanding of the services provided by natural systems and the response of these systems to natural and human-induced change. Increased demands for development and the resulting pressures on ecosystem services have lent urgency to the need for an improved understanding of the value of natural capital. However, resource management decisions are often made without considering the importance and value of services resulting from natural systems.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Developing a Vision: Incorporating Ecosystem Services into Decision Making - Proceedings of a Workshop
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
2009-1062
Edition:
-
Year Published:
2009
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Contributing office(s):
Eastern Geographic Science Center
Description:
iii, 8 p.
Time Range Start:
2008-04-15
Time Range End:
2008-04-15
Online Only (Y/N):
Y