Short Citation:
Office for Coastal Management, 2021: Valuing the Ecosystem Services of Southern Maine Watersheds - NERRS/NSC(NERRS Science Collaborative), https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/57775.

Item Identification

Title: Valuing the Ecosystem Services of Southern Maine Watersheds - NERRS/NSC(NERRS Science Collaborative)
Status: Completed
Abstract:

Along the coast of southern Maine, the need to conserve natural buffers in order to protect rivers and wetlands has become a focal point for tensions between development and conservation interests. In this rapidly developing landscape, decision-makers often feel they must choose development over conservation or restoration to support local economies. While there is scientific evidence that underscores the value of protecting natural buffers around sensitive water bodies, local decision-makers need additional place-based, economic information about the ecosystem services that these lands provide and the range of tradeoffs that are implied in related land use decisions.

Purpose:

A team led by the Wells Reserve addressed this need by working with local, state, and federal stakeholders to better understand, measure, and communicate how southern Mainers value natural buffers and the tradeoffs they are willing to make to protect these critical resources for the future.

Supplemental Information:

Project Lead and Contact:

Christine Feurt, Wells NERR, cfeurt@wellsnerr.org

Project Type: Collaborative Research

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords Earth Science > Biosphere > Ecosystems > Marine Ecosystems > Estuary
None buffer
None ecosystem service valuation
None land use planning
None watershed

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None Wells, ME

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Maintenance Frequency: None Planned
Distribution Liability:

The distributor does not assume liability.

Support Roles

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 879818
Date Effective From: 2017-10-31
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Cothran, Jeremy
Email Address: jeremy.cothran@gmail.com

Extents

Currentness Reference: Ground Condition

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 881011
W° Bound: -70.597
E° Bound: -70.536
N° Bound: 43.347
S° Bound: 43.26
Description

Wells, ME NERR

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 879822
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2010-09-01
End: 2015-07-01

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Constraints:

None

Data Use Constraints:

Cite this dataset when used as a source: NOAA retains the right to analyze, synthesize and publish summaries of the NERRS/NSC data. The NERRS/NSC retains the right to be fully credited for having collected and process the data. Following academic courtesy standards, the NERR site where the data were collected should be contacted and fully acknowledged in any subsequent publications in which any part of the data are used. The data enclosed within this package/transmission are only as accurate as the quality assurance and quality control procedures that are described in the associated metadata reporting statement allow. The user bears all responsibility for its subsequent use/misuse in any further analyses or comparisons. The Federal government does not assume liability to the Recipient or third persons, nor will the Federal government reimburse or indemnify the Recipient for its liability due to any losses resulting in any way from the use of this data. Requested citation format: NOAA National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS) Science Collaborative(NSC).

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 879819
URL: http://www.nerrssciencecollaborative.org/project/Feurt10
URL Type:
Online Resource
Description:

This site provides a project overview and links to all associated products, including data.

URL 2

CC ID: 879823
URL: http://www.wellsreserve.org/blog/sustaining-coastal-landscapes-and-community-benefits
URL Type:
Online Resource
Description:

Project Website

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 57775
Metadata Record Created By: Jeremy Cothran
Metadata Record Created: 2019-09-25 17:05+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: Tyler Christensen
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2019-11-01 14:47+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2019-11-01
Owner Org: OCM
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2020-11-01