Science Inventory

FY 17 Output SHC 2.61 Practical Strategies for Assessing Final Ecosystem Goods and Services in Community Decision Making

Citation:

Harwell, M. AND C. Jackson. FY 17 Output SHC 2.61 Practical Strategies for Assessing Final Ecosystem Goods and Services in Community Decision Making. U.S. EPA Office of Research and Development, Washington, DC, EPA/600/R-18/183, 2018.

Impact/Purpose:

This SHC 2.61.1 Output report (Practical Strategies for Assessing FEGS in Community Decision Making) describes the U.S. EPA’s Office of Research and Development’s (ORD) research to incorporate the sustainability of final ecosystem goods and services (FEGS) production and benefits into community-scale decisions across the U.S. This is an external-facing R-series report.

Description:

This SHC 2.61.1 Output report (Practical Strategies for Assessing FEGS in Community Decision Making) describes the U.S. EPA’s Office of Research and Development’s (ORD) research to incorporate the sustainability of final ecosystem goods and services (FEGS) production and benefits into community-scale decisions across the U.S. This Output report discusses research in the Community-Based Final Ecosystem Goods and Services Project that demonstrates the importance of articulating the decision contexts, the utility of decision support tools, the types of ecosystem service metrics examined, the types of ecological modeling of FEGS production examined, human benefits endpoints and estimation, and the utilization of these suites of tools and approaches by communities. This report summarizes how community-based studies have previously utilized ecosystem services to inform aspects of their decision making, to identify best practices that may be transferred to other communities, and to identify gaps in those practices that need to be addressed. This report builds upon a SHC 2.61.5 Coordinated Case Studies Task FY 17 Product (Practical Strategies for Integrating Final Ecosystem Goods and Services into Community Decision Making by Yee et al. (2017)) and a number of other deliverables in SHC 2.61 covering work through FY 17. This report includes summaries and excerpts from of those deliverables.

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (PUBLISHED REPORT/REPORT)
Product Published Date: 07/15/2018
Record Last Revised: 07/17/2018
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 341671