Market Based Conservation

Market-based conservation is an evolving concept that can mean different things to different people. Market-oriented approaches to conservation can include:

  • Using economic approaches, such as auctions and trading of credits, niche marketing, and a variety of payment for ecosystem services strategies
  • Encouraging competitions, such as bidding for grants or offers to pay for a greater share of the cost
  • Providing data to inform the conservation investment decisions of others
  • Focusing on monetary and non-monetary incentives
  • Fostering knowledge-based conservation

Webcast Presentation

The LPE Learning Center hosted a webcast on Market Based Conservation: Implications for Manure Management in May, 2008.…

Agriculture Environmental Management Systems

What is an EMS?

Environmental Management Systems (EMS) are a method of improving environmental and economic performance of a firm. They are widely accepted across many industries and are increasingly common in agriculture. An EMS is a process for integrating environmental considerations and requirements into day-to-day management and long-term planning for a farm.…