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Solutions Seminar: Payment for Ecosystem Services in the Ecuadorian Andes
Wednesday, February 22, 2012 - 5:00pm


Join the Institute for Sustainable Solutions this winter as we explore economic solutions to sustain the vital services nature provides us.

Payment for Ecosystem Services in the Ecuadorian Andes

Kathleen Farley
Assistant Professor of Geography, San Diego State University

Wednesday, February 22
5-6:30 p.m.
Portland State University, Shattuck Hall Annex, SW Hall and Broadway (map)
FREE, open to the public and live streamed here.

High elevation páramo grasslands are home to rich natural resources and rare plants as well as a variety of land uses such as agriculture and grazing.

Kathleen Farley will present results of a multi-year study in Ecuadorian páramos where innovative “payment for ecosystem services” models may allow economic development to coexist with preserving ecosystem services that the grasslands provide, such as offsetting climate change by removing and storing carbon from the atmosphere. Explore all seminars>>