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Human Health and Nature

Ecosystem services are all about finding ways to preserve and grow natural systems in our cities and beyond. As we pursue this goal, ideas have arisen around the need to better connect outcomes for nature with outcomes for humans as a means of building intentional links across these two complimentary areas. CaESP is working with the Intertwine Alliance to investigate this connection within the Portland Metro region. In March, 2014, an initial conversation was held on this topic at the biannual Intertwine Summit. A longer follow-up conversation has grown out of that initial discussion, including an event held at Portland State in May, 2014