Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 3:00 p.m. EST
February Federal Update: Clean Water Act Section 404 2017 Nationwide Permits Final Rule
- Jeanne Christie, Executive Director, Association of State Wetland Managers
The Value of Nature: Practical Applications for Managers
Marla Stelk, Policy Analyst, ASWM and Jeanne Christie, ASWM [PowerPoint Presentation]
Elizabeth Schuster, Environmental Economist, The Nature Conservancy [PowerPoint Presentation]
Coastal and freshwater systems – especially floodplains and wetlands - provide tangible economic value to communities, yet managers often do not incorporate the value of nature into decision making. This presentation has three components: 1) An overview of The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and partners’ guidebook, A guide for incorporating ecosystem service valuation into coastal restoration projects, 2) Practical examples of ecosystem service valuation from the field, 3) An introduction to the ESII tool to assess the value of nature in decision making, developed through a collaboration between TNC and Dow Chemical Company.
Elizabeth Schuster joined The Nature Conservancy in 2013 as an environmental economist and supports the marine and freshwater programs as well as collaborating with community economic development partners across the state of New Jersey. She also has experience in conservation and business management in both the private and nonprofit sectors. Since 1998, she has been working in project design and implementation with a focus on natural resource management and water resources in the United States and internationally.
This webinar has been preapproved for 1 CEC for CFMs who participate individually in the entire event by the Association of State Floodplain Managers.
|Part 1: Marla Stelk, Policy Analyst, ASWM and Jeanne Christie, ASWM
Presenter: Elizabeth Schuster, Environmental Economist, The Nature Conservancy
|Part 2: Presenter: Elizabeth Schuster, Environmental Economist, The Nature Conservancy|
|Part 3: Presenter: Elizabeth Schuster, Environmental Economist, The Nature Conservancy||Part 4: Questions/Answers|