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About RFF's Center for the Management of Ecological Wealth

RFF’s Center for the Management of Ecological Wealth (CMEW) develops insights, tools, and resources that help opinion leaders and decisionmakers communicate and account for the benefits of natural systems. CMEW experts foster coordinated economic, ecological, and policy analysis to identify and help resource managers design innovative conservation policies; use natural systems to benefit businesses and communities; and improve on-the-ground natural resource management.

CMEW'S Research Agenda:

  • Deliver policy-relevant ecological analysis and methods of measuring outcomes;
  • Evaluate and communicate the benefits and economic values of ecological goods, services, and systems; and
  • Facilitate development of new institutions, rules, and governance structures to protect and enhance ecological systems

Download more information about RFF's Center for the Management of Ecological Wealth here (PDF). 

CMEW Researchers

Learn more about CMEW's researchers and staff here.

CMEW Advisory Council

The CMEW Advisory Council is a diverse group of experts from academia, nonprofits/NGOs, federal agencies, corporations, and foundations that provides feedback, guidance, and ideas for partnerships.

CMEW Supporters

CMEW thanks the following supporters for their generous contributions during 2013.

American Forest and Paper Association
S.D. Bechtel Jr. Foundation
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Biotechnology Industry Organization
Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation
Green Diamond Resources Company
Inter-American Development Bank
Knobloch Family Foundation
Linden Trust for Conservation
Mead Westvaco Corporation
National Science Foundation
Plum Creek Timber Company

TD Bank
Tinker Foundation
Wageningen University
The World Bank
US Department of Agriculture/Forest Service
US Department of Defense
US Endowment for Forestry and Communities
US Environmental Protection Agency
US Geological Survey
US National Aeronautics and Space Administration
US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

About RFF

RFF is a nonprofit and nonpartisan organization that conducts independent research—rooted primarily in economics—on environmental, energy, and natural resource issues. Learn more about RFF here.

RFF’s Centers of Excellence tackle critical environmental issues, for today and the future.

Message from the Director
James W. Boyd CMEW's goal is to make ecological wealth apparent and amenable to management. Read more in this message from Center Director James W. Boyd.
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