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  U.S. EPA Office of Research and Development Ecosystem Services Research Program (ESRP) Decision Support Framework (DSF) Team Research Implementation Plan () September 2009

The mission of ORD's Ecosystem Services Research Program (ESRP) is to provide the information and methods needed by decision-makers to assess the benefits of ecosystem goods and services to human well-being for inclusion in management alternatives. The Decision Support Framework (DSF) team is one of 15 teams that comprise the program. The goal of the DSF team is to provide, by 2016, an analytic-deliberative DSF for land and resource use decision-makers at the local, state, tribal and regional scales. The ESRP DSF is a structured decision analysis framework with associated tools that will enable land and resource use decision-makers to make better informed decisions incorporating ecosystem services and desired environment quality. The DSF will provide decision-makers an understanding of probable effects of their planned decisions on social, economic and ecological systems - thus enabling our planet to sustain society and nature. The primary purpose of the implementation plan is to describe the approach for achieving this goal.


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