EASI’s mission is to increase awareness about the value of land and water ecological assets, and to deliver market-based solutions for all land and water management stakeholders.
We work with private landowners, business & industry, municipalities and government agencies to help these stakeholders understand and benefit from the expanding market for ecological assets, including mitigation and conservation credits, water quality credits and carbon sequestration credits.
EASI helps clients understand the market value of these credit types. We help landowners develop new revenues from mitigation banking. We help businesses reduce project risks and costs, and achieve public interest goals related to sustainability, ecosystem integrity, human health & welfare and economic vitality. We help agencies understand how the market value of mitigation credits can make regulatory compliance more incentive-oriented, and how acquisition of lands for conservation or compensatory mitigation purposes can be accomplished in a cost-optimum way.
In every case, we help clients understand that the value of land is completely changed when ecological assets are brought into the picture — boosting land appraisal value prior to sale or some other conveyance.
The bottom line? Rural land is usually worth a great deal more than people think it is.
Since the late 1990s our team has helped shape the national conversation about the value of mitigation credits and the importance of centralizing and improving, for example, the mitigation credit marketplace.
EASI understands the eco-asset value chain, from developing to permitting, pricing and sales. We have the experience, networks and know-how to maximize property ecological asset values. EASI has developed highly specialized eco-asset valuation methods beginning in 1998 at the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) in Santa Barbara, California. From there, EASI team members enjoyed many years of wide-ranging experience in applying business-smart information, concepts, methods and tools related to eco-asset valuation and development — from Massachusetts to California, from Washington State to South Carolina. Click here to learn more about our experience coast-to-coast, and in Europe too.
EASI takes pride in finding value for clients through conserving and sustaining land, water and biodiversity resources that are critical to sustainability and quality of life.