Definitions for ORS 468.581 to 468.587
(1) “Adaptive management mechanisms” means the processes of implementing programs in a scientifically based, systematically structured approach that tests and monitors assumptions and predictions in management activities and then uses the resulting information to improve programs and management activities.
(2) “Ecological values” means clean air, clean and abundant water, fish and wildlife habitat and other values that are generally considered public goods.
(3) “Ecosystem services” means the benefits that human communities enjoy as a result of natural processes and biological diversity.
(4) “Ecosystem services market” means a system in which providers of ecosystem services can access financing to protect, restore and maintain ecological values, including the full spectrum of regulatory, quasi-regulatory and voluntary markets.
(5) “Payment for ecosystem services” means arrangements through which the beneficiaries of ecosystem services pay back the providers of ecosystem services. [2009 c.808 §1; 2013 c.1 §70]
Note: 468.581 (Definitions for ORS 468.581 to 468.587) to 468.587 (State agencies and ecosystem services) were enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but were not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 468 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.
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