Ecosystem Services in Working Lands: US Northeast

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Attribution ..............................................................................................................................................2 Table of Contents.....................................................................................................................................3 Advisory Group And Acknowledgments....................................................................................................5 Executive Summary .................................................................................................................................6 Part 1: Project Overview.................................................................................................................8 1.1 Research Objectives ........................................................................................................................ 8 1.2 Scope of Work ................................................................................................................................8 Part 2: Introduction ......................................................................................................................10 2.1 Background ...................................................................................................................................... 10 2.2 The U.S. Northeast in an Age of Uncertainty .....................................................................................10 2.3 From Ecosystem Services to Managing Multifunctional & Multiscalar Landscapes..............................12 Part 3: Methods ...........................................................................................................................14 3.1 Overview .........................................................................................................................................14 3.2 Guiding Concepts and Definitions .....................................................................................................16 3.2.1 Ecosystem functions and services .......................................................................................................................... 16 3.2.2 Working lands and producers/managers ............................................................................................................... 19 3.2.3 Incentive or finance mechanisms ........................................................................................................................... 20 Part 4: Results..............................................................................................................................21 4.1 Overview .........................................................................................................................................21 4.2 Farming, Food, And Agriculture ........................................................................................................23 4.2.1 Programs for Producers/Businesses....................................................................................................................... 23 4.2.2 Programs for Supporting Institutions ..................................................................................................................... 28 4.2.3 Review of Funding/Program Organizations............................................................................................................ 31 4.2.4 Opportunities to Expand Market Presence ............................................................................................................ 32 4.3 Working Forests and Woodlands ......................................................................................................33 4.3.1 Programs for Producers/ Businesses ...................................................................................................................... 33 4.3.2 Programs for Supporting Institutions ..................................................................................................................... 36 4.3.3 Review of Funding/Program Organizations............................................................................................................ 37 4.3.4 Opportunities to Expand Market Presence ............................................................................................................ 40 4.4 Fisheries, Aquaculture, and Shellfish Operations ...............................................................................41 4.4.1 Programs for Producers/Businesses....................................................................................................................... 41 4.4.2 Programs for Supporting Institutions ..................................................................................................................... 43 4.4.3 Review of Funding/Program Organizations............................................................................................................ 45 4.4.4 Opportunities to Expand Market Presence ............................................................................................................ 46 4.5 Supporting Landscapes and Systems .................................................................................................46 4.5.1 Programs for Producers/Businesses....................................................................................................................... 46 4.5.2 Programs for Supporting Institutions ..................................................................................................................... 49 4.5.3 Review of Funding/Program Opportunities 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