Ecosystem Services Working Group

The Ecosystem Services Working Group brings together the Wildlife Habitat Council, leading organizations in ecosystem services markets and valuation, industry leaders, government agencies, academia and members of the public to explore ways integrate these tools and programs into existing WHC programs.

The Working Group is an open public forum and any interested parties are encouraged to join by emailing WHC’s Ecosystem Services Program Manager Jeff Popp. Meetings are held regularly.

The Working Group is divided into three subcommittees to develop specific areas of focus for the greater group. The subcommittees consist of the following:

Ecosystem Services ProgramCorporate Need:
This subcommittee concentrates on developing common and specific areas where WHC members and other industrial and manufacturing landowners can use Ecosystem Services to their benefit.

Chairs:
Ann George, WHC
Jeff Popp, WHC
Rich Woods, ExxonMobil

Ecosystem Services ProgramTools and Resources:
The initial focus of this subcommittee will be to research and brief the Working Group on the tools and resources available for implementing ecosystem services on private lands.

Chairs:
Daniel Goldfarb, WHC
Jeff Popp, WHC
Tim Bent, Bridgestone Americas

Ecosystem Services ProgramPilot Site Development:
This subcommittee will identify and develop pilot sites to perform ecosystem service reviews. The subcommittee will also assist WHC in incorporating ecosystem services into Wildlife at Work and Corporate Lands for Learning certification standards.

Chairs:
Jeff Popp, WHC
Thelma Redick, WHC
David Carroll, Lafarge

Ecosystem Services Working Group Members:

American Electric Power
BP
Bridgestone Americas Holding, Inc.
CH2M Hill
Conservation Capital, LLC
Ducks Unlimited, Inc.
DuPont Company
Ecosystem Capital, LLC
Environmental Banc & Exchange, LLC
Exponenet
ExxonMobil
Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold, Inc.
GEF
Honeywell International Inc.
JF New
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Lafarge North America, Inc.
Montgomery College
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Occidental Petroleum Corporation
Parametrix
Pfizer Inc.
Pollinator Partnership
Rohm and Haas Company
Shell Oil Company
SRC,LLC
Strategic Management Group
U.S. EPA Office of Brownfields and Land Revitalization
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Wildlife Habitat Council
Windward Environmental
World Resources Institute