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Resources for Ecosystem Services and Markets in Tennessee

Finding relevant data on ecosystem services and markets can be challenging. In some cases, there is too much and it’s esoteric; and in others, the information is scant. Below, is a list of resources, mostly specific to Tennessee but often applicable to all of Appalachia. Hopefully you will find it helpful, and please share any […]

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At-Risk Species and Conservation Efforts of the Endangered Species Act

Humans and their demands and influences on ecosystems have frequently been contributed to putting species at risk. The Endangered Species Act was created to mitigate and protect against future extinctions. One resulting tool has been ecosystem market-based Conservation Banks. This story-map explores the US listed species and Conservation Banks as they currently exist.

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Mountain stream

Introduction to Ecosystem Services

The concept of human welfare depending on environmental health has long been apparent in human thought and existence. From the earliest examples of humans being totally reliant on their resources at hand for survival to more recent and nuanced benefits and services such as clean air and water, the importance of these products has been […]

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