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Ecosystem Services in Working Lands Practice and Policy of the U.S. Northeast

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This report documents results from a regional assessment of over 1,300 ecosystem service provisioning programs and policies across the U.S. Northeast, in Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland,
Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and West Virginia as well as in the District of Columbia. The assessment describes the programs' institutional
arrangements, their incentive structures, and the ecosystem services they provide. This analysis was grounded in four overarching goals for the Northeast region named in the RFP by the Association of
Northeast Extension Directors (NEED) and Northeastern Regional Association of State Agricultural Experiment Station Directors).

Land-Grant Institution
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Authors (Name, Email, Institution)

Alicia F. Coleman,,University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Mario Reinaldo Machado,,University of Vermont

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Cooperative Extension
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