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Solutions Seminars: Monetizing forest ecosystem services
Wednesday, February 8, 2012 - 5:00am to Wednesday, February 8, 2012 - 6:00pm


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

Monetizing Forest Ecosystem Services

Bettina von Hagen
CEO, Ecotrust Forest Management

Wednesday, January 25
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.

Translating the value of nature's services into dollars requires a complex set of ingredients—including an enabling mechanism, definition of the rights and responsibilities of buyers and sellers, agreement on how to measure and audit the unit of ecosystem service being traded, enforcement mechanisms, and availability of capital. Bettina von Hagen will discuss the joys and challenges of monetizing forest ecosystem services—and producing high quality timber—within Ecotrust Forests LLC.  Explore all seminars>>