About the Workshop
The Wetland Economic Benefits on the Upper Texas Gulf Coast Workshop (WEB), presented by Texas Coastal Watershed Program, was held on April 23, 2015 in Houston, Texas. It was a free workshop for anyone wishing to learn more about programs and incentives available to private landowners for the conservation of wetlands, with focus on the Upper Texas Gulf Coast including the Houston-Galveston region and Piney Woods. The workshop also provided background information on wetlands and their monetary and non-monetary value to regional economies.
Participants learned about various land management goals, which a private landowner might be interested in for diversifying income, as well as programs that could be utilized by private landowners to achieve these goals. Funding for the workshop was provided by the Renewable Resource Extension Act.
The Wetland Economic Benefits Workshop featured experienced regional environmental professionals and leaders speaking about programs and incentives available to private landowners for the conservation of wetlands. It is our mission to provide participants with knowledge and resources to better convey the information presented at WEB to current and future regional private landowners. In pursuit of this mission, each session of the Wetland Economic Benefits Workshop was video documented. Each video as well as a copy of the presentation is available to the public.
Welcome and Overview
Wetland Ecosystem Services
Small Governments as Landowners
Due to technical difficulties with TCWP equipment during the workshop, Mr. Walls prepared presentation could not be utilized, so his presentation is not shown in the video. His session is nobly presented from memory due to these last minute technical issues and contains much wisdom from his years of experience with USACE.