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Title: EnviroAtlas - Ecosystem Service Market and Project Locations, U.S., 2015, Forest Trends' Ecosystem Marketplace
Abstract: This EnviroAtlas dataset contains points depicting the location of market-based programs, referred to herein as markets, and projects addressing ecosystem services protection in the United States. The data were collected via surveys and desk research conducted by Forest Trends' Ecosystem Marketplace from 2008 to 2016 on biodiversity (i.e., imperiled species/habitats; wetlands and streams), carbon, and water markets. Additional biodiversity data were obtained from the Regulatory In-lieu Fee and Bank Information Tracking System (RIBITS) database in 2015. Points represent the centroids (i.e., center points) of market coverage areas, project footprints, or project primary impact areas in which ecosystem service markets or projects operate. National-level markets are an exception to this norm with points representing administrative headquarters locations. Attribute data include information regarding the methodology, design, and development of biodiversity, carbon, and water markets and projects. This dataset was produced by Forest Trends' Ecosystem Marketplace for EnviroAtlas in order to support public access to and use of information related to environmental markets. EnviroAtlas (https://www.epa.gov/enviroatlas) allows the user to interact with a web-based, easy-to-use, mapping application to view and analyze multiple ecosystem services for the contiguous United States. The dataset is available as downloadable data (https://edg.epa.gov/data/Public/ORD/EnviroAtlas) or as an EnviroAtlas map service. Additional descriptive information about this dataset can be found in its associated EnviroAtlas Fact Sheet (https://www.epa.gov/enviroatlas/enviroatlas-fact-sheets).
Purpose: The overall goal of this dataset is to provide information regarding the distribution of environmental markets throughout the United States, their general development trends, and the methodologies and strategies they employ. This dataset can be combined with other data to improve knowledge of potential or existing trends, interactions, opportunities, gaps or performance of markets and projects targeting biodiversity(i.e., imperiled species/habitats; wetlands and streams), carbon, or water ecosystem services in the United States. The general purpose of this dataset is to foster and inform ecosystem services science, management, and decision-making through the provision of reliable intelligence generated by Forest Trends' Ecosystem Marketplace and made accessible to the public through the EnviroAtlas interface. This dataset is provided by Forest Trends' Ecosystem Marketplace, whose goal is to gather and make accessible reliable information on policy, finance, regulation, science, business, and other market-related factors in order to facilitate the transparency and growth of environmental markets. The overall goal of EnviroAtlas is to employ and develop the best available science to map indicators of ecosystem services production, demand, and drivers for the nation.
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Resource(Server) URL: https://enviroatlas.epa.gov/arcgis/rest/services/Other
Download URL: https://edg.epa.gov/data/PUBLIC/ORD/ENVIROATLAS/Other
Reference URL: https://www.epa.gov/enviroatlas/enviroatlas-data
Website URL: https://www.epa.gov/enviroatlas
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Publication Date: 20151216
Progress: Completed
Frequency: asNeeded
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Date: 20161101
Currentness: Ground condition
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West Bounding Longitude: -128.02839229
East Bounding Longitude: -65.20336449
North Bounding Latitude: 51.6773602
South Bounding Latitude: 22.7348894
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License https://edg.epa.gov/EPA_Data_License.html
Access: None
Use: None. Please check sources, scale, accuracy, currency and other available information. Please confirm that you are using the most recent copy of both data and metadata. Acknowledgement of Forest Trends' Ecosystem Marketplace would be appreciated.
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Theme Topics: Environment and Conservation
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Originator: Forest Trends' Ecosystem Marketplace
Email: EnviroAtlas@epa.gov
Address Type: mailing and physical address
City: Research Triangle Park
State: NC
Postal Code: 27709
Telephone: (919) 541-3832
Open/Close section Metadata Reference Information
File Identifier: {10C12176-4D56-44FF-94FC-F748B3AF2EE1}
Metadata Date Stamp: 2017-05-23
Metadata Standard Name: FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata Standard Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998