Socio-Economics

Science Center Objects

Protecting endangered species while managing economically important species is an ongoing natural
resource management challenge. USGS research will provide managers the information they need to manage endangered native species and economically important nonnative species using economically efficient approaches. The USGS biological/economic framework is also applicable to different natural resource management challenges in complex social-ecological systems.

Canoeing on the river in Alligator National Wildlife Refuge, North Carolina

Canoeing on the river in Alligator National Wildlife Refuge, North Carolina. (Credit: Garry Tucker, USFWS. Public domain.)

Sustaining Environmental Capital Initiative: Integrating Ecosystem Services in Public Land and Water
Management

The goal of the Sustaining Environmental Capital Initiative (SECI) is to develop, integrate, and enhance natural resource management decision tools and information to better enable managers to account for the benefits people receive from ecosystem services (such as clean water and pollination, etc.) and provide guidance for using ecosystem service information in management decisions. The SECI addresses ecosystem service science and policy issues in coordination with resource managers.

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CURRENT USGS SCIENCE:

Fort Collins Science Center (FORT)

 

Southwest Biological Science Center (SBSC)

A lone fisherman on Diamond Lake, North Dakota

A lone fisherman on Diamond Lake, North Dakota. (Credit: Krista Lundgren, USFWS. Public domain.)

 

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