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Clean Water Services

Clean Water Services, a water resources management utility in the Tualatin Basin, helped Professors Chang and Ervin organize a stakeholder workshop on March 16th, 2011. They have also provided the research team with water quality datasets. 

 

Earth Economics

Earth Economics, a non-profit located in Tacoma, WA, has developed a large, well-vetted database of ecosystem service valuations for particular sites from around the world. This allows for the robust estimation of a range of possible values for new, unmeasured sites via the benefits transfer approach. Earth Economics has agreed to give the SESAME team access to this database for beta testing.

 

The Institute of Natural Resources (INR)

The Pacific Northwest Landscape Assessment & Mapping Program (PNW-LAMP) of the INR has provided the project with high-resolution, classified vegetation layers in the study area.

 

University of Minnesota

Dr. Jonathon Foley, director of the Institute on the Environment at the University of Minnesota, provided a land cover data set developed as part of another related NSF project.

 

We would also like to thank Willamette University for granting us access to Zena Forest; the Yamhill Soil & Water Conservation District for allowing us to conduct field work at the Miller Woods site;  Torii Mor Winery and Lemelson Vineyards, for access to their vineyards in Dundee Hills; and New Leaf Greenhouse, for access to their nursery site near Dairy Creek.