MILES Managing Idaho's Landscapes for Ecosystem Services

Pocatello is a mid-sized city poised to expand along the length of the Portneuf River. Our research will inform community leaders and decision-makers how to develop ecosystem services in concert with urban expansion, in a way best suited to current community values. It will also provide a means of formulating discussions so that scientists, policy-makers, and the general public can effectively communicate.

Our research identifies patterns of change in water-based ecosystem services near mid-sized cities:
Our research is informed by our communities, examining how society and climate drivers influence changes in ecosystem services and how the communities respond to change:
Our research provides science-based tools and frameworks to inform future policy decisions: