Prospering from nature: helping landowners protect and enhance ecosystem services Public Deposited

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This fact sheet series highlights innovative ways that family forest and ranch owners are prospering from protecting and enhancing ecosystem services on their land. Ecosystem services are the benefits people receive from nature like water quality, wildlife habitat, and carbon sequestration.

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  • Around the country, ranchers and family forest landowners face complex challenges that threaten their ability to stay on the land and maintain their operations. These include high demand for competing land uses, an aging population, pressure from environmental regulation, and shrinking profit margins. While landowners strive to keep their operations intact, they are increasingly recognizing the natural benefits, or ecosystem services, that their private working lands provide. At the same time, a growing number of mechanisms for compensating landowners for these services and their conservation is emerging. To keep working lands in operation and improve ecosystem health, many family forest and ranch owners are diversifying their operations through stewardship-based opportunities. These programs provide financial and other benefits to landowners in return for the ecosystem services they provide through sound land and water management practices, and are called payment for ecosystem service, or PES, programs. This fact sheet series tells stories of PES in action–real projects, real people, and innovative approaches.
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  • Prospering from nature: helping landowners protect and enhance ecosystem services. Payments for ecosystem services fact sheet series, Fact sheet one. Oregon State University, University of Oregon, and Sustainable Northwest, USDA National Institute for Food and Agriculture, Grant #2009-85211-06102-C0405A. Spring, 2013. www.tinyurl.com/SNWEcosystemServices
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