Ecosystem Services Supply and Demand

Ecosystem Services Supply and Demand

Idaho’s landscapes provide a variety of environmental benefits that contribute to human well-being, including clean water, the production of food, and outdoor recreation. We are conducting a research project to understand how those environmental benefits may change in the future, as the population increases and urban developments expand into agricultural and open lands. We are interviewing ~ 500 Treasure Valley residents, to identify which environmental benefits are most important for their well-being. The overall objective of our interviews is to gather useful information that will be incorporated into land use policy and decision-making processes.

Investigators:

Jenna Narducci and Jodi Brandt, Boise State

Antonio Castro, Idaho State University

 

Funding and Sponsorship:

Idaho EPSCoR,

Programme on Ecosystem Change and Society (PECS)