Estuary & Salmon Restoration Program Investment Plan

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This document from the Estuary & Salmon Restoration Program (ESRP) contains a fact sheet, project map, and ranked project list for ESRP in 2017-2019. PDF: 2017-19 Estuary and Salmon Restoration Program Fact Sheet  

Salmon Recovery Funding Board Factsheet

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This factsheet details how the Recreation and Conservation Office awards grants for salmon recovery projects. PDF: Salmon Recovery Funding Board Factsheet Source: Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office

Puget Sound Acquisition & Restoration (PSAR) Factsheet & Investments

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This factsheet describes the benefits of Puget Sound Acquisition & Restoration Fund (PSAR) investments. The PSAR focuses its efforts on critical habitat and salmon populations. PDF: PSAR General Factsheet Source: Puget Sound Partnership   This factsheet outlines the PSAR grant funding priorities for 2017-2019, as well as return-on-investment stats. PDF: PSAR Funding 2017-19 Factsheet Source: Puget Sound Partnership

Economic Benefits of Outdoor Recreation

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This factsheet describes the economic contribution of Outdoor Recreation for each activity type, and the breakdown from each county. Excellent source for stats. PDF: Economic Benefits of Outdoor Recreation Source: Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office

Legal Issues with Trails

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Private land owners, public land managers, land trusts, trail advocates, and others must be aware of the legal responsibilities associated with developing and maintaining trails. Although risks and responsibilities vary widely depending on the location and type of use, this topic has been addressed in all 50 states and is well-studied. This paper outlines basic…
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European Handbook of Crowdsourced Geographic Information

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This book focuses on the study of the remarkable new source of geographic information that has become available in the form of user-generated content accessible over the Internet through mobile and Web applications. The exploitation, integration and application of these sources, termed volunteered geographic information (VGI) or crowdsourced geographic information (CGI), offer scientists an unprecedented…
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Explore Puget Sound – GIS Data

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This regional Northwest Environmental Response Management Application (ERMA) allows stakeholders and communities to visualize ecological, human use and infrastructure data in a centralized location, potential vulnerabilities based on climate change forecast conditions, and the need for adaptive habitat restoration. Link: Explore Puget Sound – GIS Data.  Source: NOAA’s Office of Response and Restoration. 

Drafting Conservation Easements for Agriculture

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This article examines the fundamental premises underlying agricultural easements and discusses key drafting issues that reflect those premises and objectives. Some of the key drafting issues include the easement purpose, construction of agricultural buildings and structures, construction of residential and farm worker dwellings, agricultural practices, subdivision and rural enterprises. PDF: Drafting Conservation Easements for Agriculture Link: Farmland Information Center.

Agricultural Conservation Easement Program: Agricultural Land Factsheet

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The Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP) is a voluntary federal conservation program implemented by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). The program protects agricultural land via the Agricultural Land Easements (ALE). Learn more from this ACEP-ALE factsheet. PDF: Agricultural Conservation Easement Program: Agricultural Land Easements Factsheet Source: Farmland Information Center. 

Agricultural Conservation Easements Factsheet

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This factsheet outlines the restrictions, rights, valuation, and tax benefits of placing conservation easements on agricultural land. PDF: Agricultural Conservation Easements Factsheet Source: Farmland Information Center