Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES) programs can provide revenue streams to farmers for implementing farm management practices and systems that provide clean water downstream; increase soil water-holding capacity; sequester carbon; facilitate pollination of crops and other plants; and provide other quantifiable and monetizable ecosystem benefits.
A local team led by CCE Tompkins is exploring the potential to create a pilot PES program in our region. Join us to learn about examples of such programs around the country, and to provide your input on what a Finger Lakes-based program might look like. Farmer and other community input will be key to creating a program that works for our community!
FREE (donations accepted!)
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Last updated February 18, 2021