Accession Number:

ADA583905

Title:

Incorporating Ecosystem Goods and Services in Environmental Planning - Definitions, Classification and Operational Approaches

Descriptive Note:

Technical note

Corporate Author:

ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS VICKSBURG MS ENGINEER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER

Report Date:

2013-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

24.0

Abstract:

There has been interest for several decades in assessing the benefits that humans derive from naturally functioning ecosystems. While the notion of ecosystem goods and services benefiting humans is not entirely new, it has become increasingly formalized for consideration in environmental policy analysis. It is closely tied to concepts in ecosystem-based management of natural resources. The authors intent in this technical note is to lay the foundation for a framework that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers the Corps can use to incorporate consideration of ecosystem goods and services in water resource project planning and management the authors also seek to identify any research needs to accommodate that goal. This technical note and the corresponding literature review and report are the first products in a series of publications for the Incorporating Ecosystem Goods and Services EGS in Environmental Planning Work Unit. Subsequent related products researching policies, data and tools, interagency coordination and an assessment framework are in progress, and will be released over the next few years.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Ecology
  • Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE