Environmental quality is an ongoing concern in the Lake Champlain Basin. Vermont farmers are in a unique position to manage land in a way that maintains and improves environmental quality. A payment for ecosystem services (PES) program for Vermont would both support the economic vi- ability of Vermont farms and incentivize farmers to improve water quality and soil health. How- ever, conceptual and practical implementation challenges remain.
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Posner, S., Ricketts, T., Roy, E. 2019. Payment for Ecosystem Services. Gund Policy Brief. Burlington, VT: Gund Institute for Environment at the University of Vermont.