Ecosystem Services Learning Action Network

Posted by Renee Magyar on August 26, 2013

The Ecosystem Services Learning Action Network shares knowledge and ideas about the benefits of providing ecosystem services.


To grow understanding of ecosystem services and provide information about pilot projects and payments for ecosystem services programs around the West, Sustainable Northwest coordinated the Ecosystem Services Learning Action Network. ESLAN is a learning community focused on payment for ecosystem services (PES) programs. It is tailored to practitioners including, but not limited to: community-based organizations, landowners and managers.

Call Notes

ESLAN Discussion 7-19-12

ESLAN Discussion 8-21-12

ESLAN Discussion 10-10-12

RVCC and US Forest Service Discussion 11-20-13

RVCC and BLM Discussion 11-21-13


Ecosystem Payments and Markets 101, Part 1:

Presented December 19th, 2012 by Willamette Partnership and World Resources Institute

Ecosystem Payments and Markets 101, Part 2

Presented December 21st, 2012 by Willamette Partnership and World Resources Institute


Participant Survey Summary

Information about ESLAN participant's core interests to help shape conference calls and activities.

Payments for Ecosystem Services Digest

Created for the Rural Voices for Conservation Coalition, this beginning digest provides core PES concepts, definitions, examples and a glossary of terms. 

Ecosystem services online resources

Matchmakers, Evaluators, Libraries and Networks

Online resources for landowners and practitioners fall into four broad categories and this fact sheet highlights examples from each.

Ecosystem Services Catalogue of Resources

Developed in 2013, this catalogue provides websites and summary information of almost 50 different online resources.

Online libraries and networks

Ecosystem Marketplace

A leading source of news, data, and analytics on markets and payments for ecosystem services (such as water quality, carbon sequestration, and biodiversity).

Ecosystem Commons

A portal to the ecosystem services world, hosting discussions, showcasing projects, and tracking trends.

Websites with the basics

USDA Forest Service Ecosystem Services

This website includes definitions and terms and links to Forest Service ecosystem services resources and programs such as Forests to Faucets.

Millennium Ecosystem Assessment

Released in 2005, this report examines the state of the world's ecosystems and ecosystem services.