Handbook for Conservation Districts on Environmental Markets

The Handbook for Conservation Districts on Environmental Markets provides insights, guidance and real-world experiences for conservation districts and partners interested in water-quality trading and other environmental markets.

The Handbook for Conservation Districts on Environmental Markets was made possible by a Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Conservation Innovation Grant. The report summarizes district engagement in environmental markets to date, offers lessons learned from case studies, and provides a practical checklist and guidance for conservation district engagement in water-quality trading and other environmental markets programs.

Here’s how to use it:

  • Review the full report |PDF|
  • Review the brief executive summary |PDF|
  • Learn of conservation district experiences recommendations in nine case studies from across the country |PDF|
  • Go through the checklist and guidance section to help establish a business plan for engagement in water-quality trading and environmental markets |PDF|

 

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