FRESP :: Northern Everglades
As urban and agricultural development has progressed over the past century, drainage, irrigation, flood-control, and other water-control projects have transformed south Florida. While generating economic growth, these changes have also resulted in the degradation of water quality and flow and the loss of wildlife habitat for migratory waterfowl, wading birds, and a variety of threatened and endangered plant and animal species. Meanwhile, freshwater that used to replenish the Everglades ecosystem is being...
FRESP :: Payment for Environmental Services
The FRESP team designed and field tested elements of a Payment for Environmental Services (PES) program an innovative approach that uses market-like concepts to increasethe provision of environmental services. The PES program was designed by the FRESP team to achieve two important goals. First, PES can encourage ranchers to retain water and remove nutrients from public water bodies as a complement to public investment in regional water quality and storage projects. Ranchers enter into fixed term contracts.