Glossary of Terms Used in Ecosystem Services and Environmental Credit Markets

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Welcome to the Glossary of Terms Used in Ecosystem Services and Environmental Credit Markets, an online vocabulary tool of 532 terms related to ecosystem services and environmental credit markets.

The objective of this publication is to provide a glossary of definitions for a broad group of terms used in ecosystem services and environmental credit markets in order to facilitate consistency in terminology. This list of terms and definitions should result in better communication among people involved in these disciplines. This is an emerging and dynamic area of conservation strategy, and naturally, the words and definitions are subject to change through use and experience.

The glossary was a 2013 project of the NRCS Environmental Markets Working Group with definitions provided by other USDA programs and federal agencies involved in ecosystem services and environmental credit markets. Its content is within the Public Domain.

PDF files of the original work are available for download.

Search the glossary by entering your term in the left column search box or alphabetically browse the vocabulary by using the letters in the top bar.

How to Cite this Source: "U.S. Department of Agriculture. 2014. Glossary of Terms Used in Ecosystem Services and Environmental Credit Markets. online resource: "http://agclass.nal.usda.gov/fedglos/ES_GlossarySearch.shtml"

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