Coastal Ecosystem Services Management Guide

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Centered on a set of ecosystem services conceptual models, this resource offers an entry point for incorporating ecosystem service considerations into your program or project. The models illustrate the way that management interventions cascade through an ecological system and produce ecosystem services and other human welfare impacts. This guide is specific to coastal issues and is part of a broader ecosystem services toolkit.

This Guide Features

  • Editable resources for building and using ecosystem services conceptual models in coastal habitat and restoration projects and programs
  • Metrics for coastal systems, including socioeconomic metrics
  • Support for using ecosystem services conceptual models in outreach
  • Example evidence libraries to document linkages in your ecosystem services conceptual models
  • Case studies
  • Guidance on facilitating ecosystem services workshops

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