Completing and Using Ecosystem Service Assessment for Decision-Making: An Interdisciplinary Toolkit for Managers by Susan Preston of Environment and Climate Change Canada


This new toolkit contains key tools and resources for planning and undertaking an ecosystem services assessment and the analyses that contribute to such an assessment. It provides practical step-by-step advice on determining if an “ecosystem services” approach is needed in a given situation; completing a robust ecosystem service assessment; understanding what the results of such an assessment mean and what they do not mean; and incorporating ecosystem services analyses and considerations in a wide range of policy, decision, and management processes. The Ecosystem Services Toolkit is freely available for download athttp://biodivcanada.ca/default.asp?lang=En&n=B443A05E-1. Webinar co-sponsored by the EBM Tools Network (co-coordinated by NatureServe and OpenChannels.org) and MEAM.