Master of Environmental Science and Management: Master's Group Project
Evaluating Watershed Ecosystem Services and Nature-Based Conservation Solutions in the Carson and Walker Basins
McKenzie Bradford, Paige Fitzgibbon, Eric Holmes, Marina Lindsay, Austin Melcher
The Nature Conservancy
This research group project was commissioned by The Nature Conservancy (TNC) to conduct a watershed analysis of the Carson and Walker river basins of Douglas County, Nevada. The graduate researchers developed a conceptual model of the local watershed, evaluated ecosystem services and the impacts of climate change, as well as performed a market feasibility study to determine if a water fund mechanism would be possible in the region.