If you find this resource helpful and would like to introduce others to the guidebook or provide training on the methods used in the Assessment Framework we have provided two sets of resources:
These slide decks do not yet reflect shifts in terminology or process described in the complementary NESP paper “Best Practices for Integrating Ecosystem Services into Federal Decision Making” released in 2015.
This “About the Project” slide deck presents why and how the guidebook was created and includes a brief overview of its contents.
This slide deck summarizes the “Understand the Motivation” section of the guidebook, which includes background on what ecosystem services are and why they may be useful for resource management. It also identifies the types of decisions that may benefit most from the approach and answers some frequently asked questions.
This slide deck summarizes the “Explore Agency Use” and “Explorations and Applications” sections of the guidebook, which include overviews of the different ways federal resource agencies are using an ecosystem services approach as well as specific cases and applications.
This slide deck provides a high-level summary of the “Assessment Framework” section of the guidebook, which reviews the various methods that can be used and how they can work together to assess ecosystem services in a range of decision contexts.
This slide deck focuses on a subsection of the Assessment Framework, Waypoints in the Assessment Process. These waypoints are points within the assessment process at which managers can assess if they have sufficient information to make a decision or if additional information is needed.
Use this presentation to understand the flow of the workshop, provide a high-level overview of the concepts of the guidebook project.
Review a high-level overview of the Assessment Framework, how it fits with the planning process, what methods are included, and how they fit together. It introduces many of the methods that are discussed in detail in other presentations.
Understand how economic valuation can be used in ecosystem services assessments.