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Virtual Forest Landowner Forum; Upper Oconee Sub-Basin Landowner Forum
February 4, 2021 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 amFree
Healthy, well-managed forests lead to safe and reliable drinking water, less water treatment, and less energy and chemicals used in drinking water treatment process. By paying forest landowners for these water cleaning services (or, ecosystem services), water users and providers can exponentially reduce their costs. So, what is the best mechanism, or structure, for an ecosystem services market?
We are identifying the ecosystem services market structures that work for forest landowners. Join this virtual forum for the opportunity to provide feedback on an exciting new ecosystem services market that will seek to pay landowners for providing clean, abundant water supplies.
- Identify preferred conservation mechanisms
- Gather feedback from landowners and water providers
- Develop program and engagement recommendations