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Cascadia Ecosystem Services Partnership (CaESP)

The Pacific Northwest, or Cascadia, has become a testing ground for innovative approaches that preserve and restore ecosystem services to sustain vibrant human and natural communities.

Responding to the increasing interest and activity around ecosystem services work, regional stakeholders established the Cascadia Ecosystem Services Partnership (CaESP) to coordinate and link the many disparate organizations and activities in the region.

With generous funding from the Bullitt Foundation, the Institute for Sustainable Solutions at Portland State University has taken the central role in developing, managing, and building the CaESP. The growing number of Portland State faculty, staff, and students with deep expertise in ecosystem services provides the CaESP with additional resources to help strengthen the collective work within the region.

The partnership aims to develop and maintain robust and transparent information-sharing networks and tools; integrate and coordinate the many disparate projects in the region; and facilitate linkages between the needs of researchers, students, and practitioners. Read more about the shared vision and goals of the CaESP (pdf).

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For more information, please contact Fletcher Beaudoin, beaudoin@pdx.edu