These markets and opportunities are trending upwards as evidenced by President Obama’s 2015 memorandum requiring many federal agencies to set a goal for ‘no net loss’ for natural resources that are important, scarce or sensitive. This creates new and expanded opportunities for landowners to engage and enter markets to receive payments for ecosystem services.
Accessing these markets, however, can be like working your way through a complicated tax return. Anyone can theoretically do it but it may be incredibly inefficient and costly if you do not have the expertise needed at various points along the way. At Bluesource, we have the skills and experience to expertly guide you through the process of deriving value through payments for ecosystem services. This process often involves these basic steps:
- Up-front assessment of potential value generated by participating in different markets for environmental benefits.
- Finance the development of the credits/environmental benefits if there is a viable path to market.
- Provide the technical expertise to ensure value will be generated and delivered.
- Use our extensive network of buyers and our marketing expertise to find the best home for the credits/benefits that are generated.