succeeded in that case. The final three clauses, which were not fleshed out completely, deal with accounting, public education and communication, and funding to monitor and manage adaptively.

Based on these ideas, the team recommended that we actually implement a policy meeting these criteria. The team thinks that passing this law will integrate ecosystem services into current laws, create a demand for ecosystem services approaches and information, generate policy-relevant research, and lead to longer term institutional change at multiple scales of governance. We as a society will be more adaptive, handle uncertainty, and ensure provision of services if we do these things.

The team also recommended that a test site, like a case study, be done in managing an ecosystem service. This test might include changing the tax code or other benefits to those doing as suggested. A test site may provide more incentive to a larger policy implementation if all goes well. And if that policy is enacted, resulting in healthy ecosystems, that will lead to healthy communities and healthy economies, greatly benefiting society.



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