Dr. Frank Casey of the US Geological Survey will discuss the challenges faced when attempting to value changes in ecosystem services in response to climate/land use change impacts on California rangelands.

The presentation will provide a brief overview of how an economics conceptual framework and tools can be used to value three ecosystem services that California rangelands provide: 

  • Carbon sequestration
  • Wildlife habitat
  • Water flow and quality 

The Alameda Creek watershed is selected as a case study example illustrating the challenges and opportunities in valuing changes in these services under two climate/land use change scenarios.  

To register contact Pelayo Alvarez pelayo@carangeland.org

Event date: 
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 -
11:00am to 12:00pm