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Terrestrial Conservation Makes Cents: Incentivizing Better Land Management
The Willamette Partnership 2011-2012 Annual Report is now available for download. Check out all our progress on building and implementing ecosystem markets in the American West.
This newsletter discusses the fundamental challenges of how to measure dynamic ecosystems in a way that people can understand and trust. The Partnership has added two new training sessions, one for sagebrush habitat on June 29th and one for oak woodland on July 31. Defenders of Wildife have released new metrics for measuring floodplain, oak, and sagebrush habitat.
Our Land, Our Water, and a Season of Big Thoughts – with Spring coming to the Northwest, the Willamette Partnership asks some bloomin’ big questions along with 29 Northwest leaders on ecosystem services. Collaboration for Conservation – It’s no secret that we believe partnerships make for better results. Willamette Partnership announces a new partnership and brings on a new collaborator. When is good, good enough – Private landowners that protect public resources want assurance that they will be in compliance with new environmental regulations and agencies want to encourage best practices, but it isn’t easy. The Partnership’s Incentives Trifecta project takes a new approach to resolving the tension between ecological uncertainty and progress toward conservation goals. Weighing in on Common Guidance - Stakeholders across the country recognize the need for common guidance on water quality trading. Willamette Partnership is bringing on-the-ground success stories to the conversation at both the regional and national levels.
The project is part of a three year EPA Wetlands Program Development Grant that is developing a function-based stream mitigation framework for Oregon in order to effectively implement stream mitigation policy in Oregon.
The Partnership's Board of Directors approves a three-year strategic plan including generating success stories and transferring Counting on the Environment to new places. The plan will be funded by grants from NRCS, USFS, EPA, Meyer Memorial Trust, City of Portland and NFWF. We also welcome two new staff members Carrie Sanneman and Harmony Burright to the team.
This newsletter describes the strategic planning of the Partnership's Board, what we are wrapping up, and where we are going in the next three years. We also announce that the Ecosystem Crediting Platform is live, post new open positions and accredit third party verifiers.
Willamette Partnership releases Measuring Up, a national review of biodiversity measurement systems. The report also describes elements that any biodiversity measurement system needs along with the foundation of a standardized approach to measurement. Also in this report, the Partnership welcomes five new Board members.
This newsletter gives an insight into the next two years of Partnership activities, an overview of the Klamath Tracking and Accounting Program, scaling up efforts with the Northwest Environmental Markets Initiative, an Incentive Trifecta: Markets, Eco-labels and Regulatory Assurances and an update on the Honoring Our Rivers Anthology Project.
This newsletter focuses on the Willamette Partnership’s verification training program; five training sessions on the business, science, and operations of ecosystem markets. This issue includes experiences from the field, what people can do with this training, and what training opportunities lie ahead.
Over the next three years in the Willamette, dedicated partners want to make a hard push to: 1) bring new private dollars to restoration, 2) generate verified conservation outcomes from implemented projects , and 3) continue to build new incentives for conservation across Northwest landscapes.
Willamette Partnership praised for leading the nation at Portland’s City Club forum on Green Markets and Environmental Entrepreneurship on February 19
The Willamette Partnership's Newsletter for January 26, 2010. Following approval to move forward with a first-of-its-kind ecosystem credit accounting system this fall, we haven’t wasted any time launching the next phases of work. With the first version of the Ecosystem Accounting System in place, it’s time to put it to the test– literally. It’s also time to complete the support structure that will ensure the whole system operates credibly. As you’ll see, this involves a lot of moving parts. In this newsletter you’ll get a taste of the breadth of activity the Willamette Partnership and a growing cohort of collaborators is gearing up for. Articles Include: Bobby Cochran on New Currencies, David Primozich on Local Flavor with Regional Infrastructure. Plus: Building Capacity to Operate a Marketplace, Oregon Law on the Ecosystem Services Frontier-Senate Bill 513, and an update on Pilot Projects
This is the Willamette Partnership's Newsletter dated August 14, 2009. In June, the Willamette Partnership co-sponsored a nationally-significant conference on ecosystem services markets in Portland. In August, Twenty-five Stakeholders Reach Consensus on an Ecosystem Credit Accounting System, and another essential piece of the market: An Electronic Platform for Credit Creation
The Pinchot Institute for Conservation and the Willamette Partnership engage The Other Firm in Ecosystem Service Crediting Platform design
This is the Willamette Partnerships Newsletter dated May 13, 2009.
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This is an article that recently appeared in the Katoomba Group's Ecosystem Marketplace Newsletter about the Willamette Partnership's efforts.
This is the Willamette Partnership Newsletter dated April 7, 2009.
This is the Willamette Partnerships Newsletter dated February 27, 2009
This is the Willamette Partnerships Newsletter dated January 26, 2009
This is the Willamette Partnership Newsletter dated December 31, 2008
This is the Willamette Partnership Newsletter dated November 25, 2008.
Governor Kulongoski sends a letter of support to Stakeholders for the Counting on the Environment project. He endorses this program as an important tool for protecting and restoring Oregon's environment.
This is the Willamette Partnership Newsletter dated October 27, 2008.
This is a response to an Article in the Oregonian on September 16, 2008 regarding the habitat of cool-water fish in the Willamette.
This is the Willamette Partnership Newsletter dated October 13, 2008.
Policy Cornerstones & Action Strategies for an Integrated Ecosystem Marketplace in Oregon
This is a notice of intent to award contract for stream assessment services on March 12, 2012 to Environmental Science Associates (ESA)
Willamette Partnership is requesting quotes for field testing a draft stream function assessment methodology for Oregon.
Willamette Partnership's Annual Report for fiscal year ending June 30, 2010.