This effort will begin late fiscal year 2016 through a cooperative agreement with the University of Vermont, Gund Institute for Ecological Economics. The goals include: (1) Integrating ecosystem services data and tools into the SECI Dashboard for use in public land management decision-making; (2) Applying ecosystem services mapping and modeling capabilities at the local, regional, and national scales; and (3) Investigate common areas of data requirements between ecosystem services tools and developing research in natural capital accounting frameworks. While the ultimate goal of this effort is to achieve national scale ecosystem service models, the initial phase will focus on the development of case studies conducted at local to regional spatial scales. Additionally, investigation of common areas of data requirements between ecosystem services tools and develop research in natural capital accounting frameworks will be conducted. Lastly, in an effort to integrate the ecosystem service modeling and trend identification efforts, results will be made available to public land managers through the development of an online data, mapping, analysis and information portal as part of the SECI Dashboard.
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