Tag Archives: Ecosystem

One Way to Promote Green Infrastructure in Your City

Green infrastructure offers an economically viable, politically equitable and environmentally responsible way of dealing with our nation’s landscape. A stormwater retention credit trading program represents a cost-effective solution to dealing with America’s aging infrastructure. Read more... Read more

Demolition Set to Begin on Eklutna’s ‘Deadbeat Dam’

A long-orphaned dam on Alaska’s Eklutna River is getting demolished after sitting unused for over 60 years. The Conservation Fund and Eklutna Inc. are dismantling the dam this summer, with the hopes of restoring salmon runs. When demolition is complete, the area will eventually return to its natural state, with high canyon walls visible once again. While more remains to be done, experts expect fish to come back quickly, and even more animals after that. People can expect to see... Read more

FWS Coastal Program

​Fish and Wildlife Service announced funding to provide direct technical assistance and financial assistance to coastal communities and landowners to restore and protect fish and wildlife habitat on public and private lands. Projects should specify benefits for species and habitats considering the expected effects of climate change. FWS will favor conservation activities and projects that incorporate ecosystem adaptation and help coastal ecosystems and communities adapt to the effects of sea level rise and greenhouse gases. Applications due September 30. Learn... Read more

Coastal Ecosystem Resiliency Grants Program

​The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is soliciting proposals for Coastal Ecosystem Resiliency Grants to implement projects to improve or restore coastal habitat to: 1) strengthen the resilience of U.S. marine and coastal ecosystems and decrease the vulnerability of communities to extreme weather and 2) support sustainable fisheries and contribute to the recovery of protected resources. Applications due August 16. Learn more... Read more

Webinar: Resilience by Design, April 7

​Joseph Fiksel, author of Resilient By Design, offers insight into why workforce leaders need a new business paradigm – one that takes an integrated view of the built environment, ecosystems and the social fabric, while recognizing new business opportunities that result from this shift. The webinar will bring context to the importance of resilience across business and municipal communities, and describe why all leaders must move beyond the business-as-usual approach. April 7 from 1:15 – 2:15 p.m. EST. Register now... Read more

Integrating Human Health and Well-Being with Ecosystem Services Grant Program

​The goal of this program from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is to fund community-based research that will foster better understanding of how humans and well-being are interconnected with – and depend on – ecosystem services. Applications due April 21. Learn more and apply... Read more

Implementing Eco-Logical: 2014/2015 Annual Report

The Implementing Eco-Logical Annual Report provides updates on accomplishments of the Eco-Logical Program implementation, led by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO). Eco-Logical is an ecosystem-based approach to integrated infrastructure and natural resource planning, project development and delivery. Read report... Read more

FHWA Webinar: Eco-Logical Crediting, Oct. 7

​What are ecosystem services and ecosystem crediting? How do they relate to Step 6 of the Integrated Eco-Logical Framework (Develop a crediting strategy)? How do they relate to mitigation? How can agencies account for ecosystem services in their planning and decisionmaking processes? Learn about ecosystem services from two of the most knowledgeable practitioners in the field. October 7 from 2:30-3:30 p.m. EDT. Register now... Read more