Using markets to protect and restore ecosystems–and the many services they provide–is gradually becoming a reality. But what are the critical elements for success, what progress has been made, what still needs to be done, and what are the remaining challenges? The conference goal is to enable experts, innovators, and hands-on users of these evolving market models to learn about recent progress, what transactions can be done now, how these markets will affect family forests and other property owners, and how state and regional efforts can merge into a common model. Past conferences have enabled development and improvement of ecosystem market projects as a direct result of information gathered and relationships strengthened among participants and organizations.
The program will take place over 2 days to be followed by a field tour of operational ecosystem service credit generation projects–thereby providing a comprehensive information and networking opportunity for hands-on project developers and managers, landowners, policymakers, and academics.
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For more information please contact:
American Forest Foundation
Phone: (202) 463-2734
Join market designers, regulators, buyers, sellers, investors, NGOs, resource professionals, and other service providers in addressing these and other emerging issues.
Topics will include:
• The role of ecosystem markets
• The state of market development
• The business opportunity
• The international perspective
• Policy issues in market design
• Making regulatory markets work
• Progress in developing market tools
• Moving forward with voluntary markets
• Case studies of actual projects, transactions & lessons learned
Featured Speaker: Sally Collins, Director, USDA Office of Ecosystem Services & Markets
Earn up to 10.5 CFE Credits — Oregon CLE Credits Applied For
– Gain an up-to-date perspective on the status and trajectory of ecosystem markets.
– Learn what it takes to design effective projects and transactions.
– Meet and network with leading experts, colleagues, potential partners, and customers.
– Participate at the forefront of the ecosystem markets movement!
Who Should Attend
* Forest & farm owners & managers
* Property developers
* Industrial facility managers
* Wastewater & water district managers
* Federal land managers
* Local planners & regulators
* Environmental service providers
* Natural resource agencies
* Consultants, engineers, lawyers
* Financiers & Investors
* Ecosystem researchers
* Public interest groups