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Title: EnviroAtlas - Number of Water Markets per HUC8 Watershed, U.S., 2015, Forest Trends' Ecosystem Marketplace
Abstract: This EnviroAtlas dataset contains polygons depicting the number of watershed-level market-based programs, referred to herein as markets, in operation per 8-digit HUC watershed throughout the United States. The data were collected via surveys and desk research conducted by Forest Trends' Ecosystem Marketplace during 2014 regarding markets operating to protect watershed ecosystem services. Utilizing these data, the number of water market coverage areas overlaying each HUC8 watershed were calculated to produce this dataset. Only water markets identified as operating at the watershed level (i.e., single or multiple watersheds define the market boundaries) were included in the count of water markets per HUC8 watershed. Excluded were water markets operating at the national, state, county, or federal lands level and all water projects. Attribute data include the watershed's 8-digit hydrologic unit code and name, in addition to the watershed-level water market count associated with the watershed. This dataset was produced by Forest Trends' Ecosystem Marketplace to support research and online mapping activities related to EnviroAtlas. 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 each attribute in 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 spatial distribution of water markets throughout the United States. 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 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: 20150601
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: {B6A72AB0-2DF1-42F4-BD45-0C046FF69F62}
Metadata Date Stamp: 2016-05-12
Metadata Standard Name: FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata Standard Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998