Access a compilation of shoreline, biological, and human use resources.
Ecosystem services are the benefits that nature provides to people.
Download nationally standardized land cover data and change information from NOAA’s C-CAP program.
View a wealth of water quality information, including nutrient, temperature, pH, habitat, and biodiversity data.
Assess trade-offs of alternative management choices and identify areas where natural capital can enhance human development and conservation.
Explore ecosystem service valuation information relevant to the Gulf of Mexico.
Evaluate and visualize global, regional, and local ecosystem benefits to enhance natural resource planning and policy decisions.
Access interactive tools and resources for exploring the benefits people receive from nature or “ecosystem goods and services.”
Learn about approaches for incorporating ecosystem services into natural resource planning and management.
Apply this process to conduct ecosystem service valuation studies and restoration projects.
View and share this animation to better understand and communicate the concept of ecosystem services.
See how southern Mainers value natural buffers and the trade-offs they are willing to make to protect these critical resources.
Follow a six-step watershed-based approach to calculate the benefits and costs of reducing flooding.
Take this training to improve your ability to design and implement collaborative approaches.
Learn more about this scientific appraisal of the condition and trends in the world’s ecosystems and the services provided.
View and share this animation to better understand and communicate the protective benefits of green infrastructure in your coastal community.