Getting Started with Natural Asset Management
Below are some resources to help you get started exploring natural asset management for your community. Please reach out if you have questions or would like to learn more. We will update this page periodically with more resources and information.
The Project Summary and lessons learned provides advice for local governments getting started on natural asset management based on initial development in Kitsap County.
The Project Overview provides a brief, high-level description of the natural asset management effort in Kitsap County.
Panel presentation with our partners providing an overview of natural asset management and case studies.
This two-page resource outlines the high-level process that a local government can consider to get started on natural asset management.
This tool can help identify funding and financing resources to support natural asset management.
If you want to take a deeper dive, here are several more detailed resources:
WEC’s Year One Report describes background, key concepts, case studies, and other helpful information.
Glossary defining key terms related to natural asset management.
Annotated bibliography of sources describing natural assets and ecosystem services in Washington that we drew from at different points in the project.
Summary table of attributes describing natural assets and potential data sources. This includes dozens of metrics that could be used to determine levels of service.
- Kitsap County’s project website includes more detailed information on the project process, including meeting agendas and other materials.
- The Municipal Natural Asset Initiative is a great source for information and case studies of natural asset management in Canada.
- The Town of Gibsons is a leader on natural asset management and has many helpful resources.