Beyond Dollars and Cents: Non-Market Values of Ecosystem Services

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Please join us for a seminar on the non-market values of ecosystem services.

Are there ways humans value the natural world that cannot be quantified in the marketplace? In a November 2016 seminar, we considered recent efforts by environmental and natural resource practitioners to price ecosystem services so that their value might be weighed in economic decisions in the global market. This follow on seminar will consider the cultural, spiritual, aesthetical, and ethical values humans apply to ecosystem services, and how those values are factored into policy and management decisions affecting the world’s ecosystems.

This seminar with feature:

Frank Ettawageshik – Frank is Executive Director of the United Tribes of Michigan. He served for fourteen years as the Tribal Chairman of the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, was instrumental in the adoption of the Tribal and First Nations Great Lakes Water Accord and United League of Indigenous Nations Treaty, and delivered the closing plenary on behalf of indigenous peoples at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, COP 21 in Paris as a delegate from the National Congress of American Indians. 

Noah Webster – Noah is an Assistant Research Scientist at the U-M Institute for Social Research. He will present on the ideas, concepts, and literature that has provided guidance and rationale for social values research with the MDEQ Office of the Great Lakes.
MaryCarol Hunter – MaryCarol is an Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture at the U-M School of Natural Resources and Environment. She will speak from her experiences creating and studying natural spaces for beauty, healing, and sacredness.
Date & Time: 
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Palmer Commons, Great Lakes Central, 100 Washtenaw Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Registration Deadline: 
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 3:00 pm