Environmental Incentives
Environmental Incentives

Resources

International

Economics of Natural Capital in East Africa Fact Sheet

The Economics of Natural Capital in East Africa Fact Sheet highlights the... Read more... Read more

Habitat

Mid-Sacramento Valley Regional Conservation Investment Strategy

The Mid-Sacramento Valley Regional Conservation Investment Strategy is a locally-driven, non-binding, and... Read more... Read more

Municipal Water

Stormwater Community Based Public-Private Partnership Feasibility Assessment

The Community Based Public-Private Partnership (CBP3) Assessment seeks to determine the feasibility... Read more... Read more

International

Measuring Impact Final Report

The Measuring Impact (MI) Final Report highlights six years of designing and... Read more... Read more

International

The Nature of Conservation Enterprises: A 20-year Retrospective Evaluation

USAID’s “The Nature of Conservation Enterprises: A 20-year retrospective evaluation of the... Read more... Read more

International

Evidence in Action, Unit 4: Building the Evidence Base

Evidence in Action, Unit 4: Building the Evidence Base highlights ways in... Read more... Read more

International

Evidence in Action, Unit 3: Generating Evidence

Evidence in Action Unit 3: Generating Evidence identifies Program Cycle processes that... Read more... Read more

International

Evidence in Action, Unit 2: Using Evidence

Evidence in Action, Unit 2:Using Evidence focuses on the critical review and... Read more... Read more

International

Evidence in Action, Unit 1: Understanding an Evidence-Based Approach

Evidence in Action-Unit 1: Using an Evidence-Based Approach provides an introduction to... Read more... Read more

Sitka Technology Group Partner Spotlight

Sitka Technology Group is a leading software development provider with decades of... Read more... Read more

Habitat

Mitigation Credit Agreement Overview

Under the new California Regional Conservation Investment Strategy (RCIS) program, Mitigation Credit Agreements (MCAs) can be used to fulfill permitting requirements for projects that impact natural resources. Environmental Incentives and... Read more

Habitat

Nevada Conservation Credit System Improvement Recommendations Report

Key to the long-term success of a conservation program is the adoption of well-supported improvements to the program. Improvements can ensure policies, procedures, and tools continue to support the program’s... Read more

Habitat

Monarch HQT User’s Guide

The South Central User’s Guide provides guidance for landowners and managers in using the Monarch HQT to evaluate current habitat quality on a site and estimating future habitat quality that... Read more

Habitat

Monarch Habitat Quantification Tool Factsheet

Learn more about how the Habitat Quantification Tool informs conservation activities by consistently evaluating habitat quantity and quality for the Monarch Butterfly. Environmental Incentives supported EDF in developing the HQT... Read more

Municipal Water

Cost-Benefit Analysis Fact Sheet

The Cost-Benefit Analysis evaluates potential implementation changes to achieve Bacteria Total Maximum... Read more... Read more

Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene

Sustainable WASH Systems Learning Partnership Fact Sheet

The Sustainable WASH Systems Learning Partnership (SWS) is a global U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) cooperative agreement with the University of Colorado Boulder (UCB) and a consortium of nine... Read more

Habitat

Colorado Delta Funding Framework Executive Summary

The proposed Colorado Delta Conservation Funding Framework will enable the Delta Partnership to scale and achieve the long-term financial and institutional sustainability necessary to support conservation success throughout the Delta... Read more

Habitat

Pay for Performance and the Nevada Conservation Credit System

The Nevada Conservation Credit System utilizes pay for performance contracts to maximize the conservation outcomes and credits available for sale from the $2 million of State-appropriated funds used to jumpstart... Read more

Municipal Water

Performance-Driven Stormwater Implementation

Learn more about our performance-driven tools and approach to stormwater management, helping communities achieve water quality goals with reduced compliance costs, diversified funding sources, and improved results.... Read more

Municipal Water

Performance-Driven Stormwater and the Lake Clarity Crediting Program

Real progress is being made to reduce pollutants from entering Lake Tahoe. We know because the Lake Clarity Crediting Program tracks and reports water quality results, with a consistent framework... Read more

Municipal Water

Pay for Performance Contracts for Stormwater Management

The technical memo describes approaches to using pay for performance contract mechanisms in stormwater management to link payment to the delivery of verified pollutant load reductions. Payments can create financial... Read more

Habitat

Pay for Performance Strategies for Western States

This technical memo defines multiple pay for success strategies that can be used to leverage public and private funds to achieve verified environmental outcomes. We also define the context in... Read more

International

Making Use of the Portfolio: Organizational Learning at USAID

This technical analysis explores previous and ongoing social learning efforts, best practices, challenges, and lessons in USAID as a foundation for improving the implementation and design of the Agency’s forestry... Read more

International

Rewards and Risks Associated With Community Engagement in Anti-Poaching and Anti-Trafficking

This Biodiversity Technical Brief summarizes research on the roles communities do and should play in countering wildlife crime, motivations, and benefits for individuals and communities to engage in anti-poaching and... Read more

International

Stakeholder Engagement for Biodiversity Conservation Goals: Assessing the Status of the Evidence

Learning how to communicate and work with different groups builds constituencies to support conservation aims. This publication is an analysis of the evaluation of 148 references, selected through a rigorous... Read more

International

Fishing for Food Security: Importance of Wild Fisheries for Food Security and Nutrition

USAID’s Fisheries Briefing Book explores the role of fisheries in global development, showcases case studies of USAID fisheries programs, and addresses the importance of fisheries in nine Feed the Future... Read more

International

Measuring Efforts to Combat Wildlife Crime: A Toolkit for Improving Action and Accountability

Developed for any organization concerned with poaching and illegal wildlife trade, USAID’s Combating Wildlife Crime toolkit recommends indicators for monitoring progress and effectiveness of 10 major strategic approaches for combating... Read more

Municipal Water

Lake Tahoe TMDL Management System Handbook

Describes the adaptive management system implemented by the Lahontan Water Board and NDEP to guide successful implementation of the Lake Tahoe TMDL... Read more

Habitat

Nevada Conservation Credit System User’s Guide v1.1

The User’s Guide describes the detailed steps necessary to calculate credits and credit obligations for credit and debit sites, respectively, for the Nevada Conservation Credit... Read more

Habitat

Nevada Conservation Credit System – Pilot Project

A family owned and operated ranch in northeast Nevada volunteered to the State of Nevada’s Sagebrush Ecosystem Program (SEP) the use of a planned habitat enhancement project as a pilot... Read more

Habitat

Central Valley Habitat Exchange Factsheet

Get a better understanding of how the Central Valley Habitat Exchange will operate and who it will benefit. This 2-page handout provides helpful details about the Exchange and resources to... Read more