Welcome to the USDA’s Environmental Markets Website
Environmental markets are an innovative policy approach to increasing funding for environmental conservation and are often viewed as a complement to traditional conservation programs. Current active and pilot markets exist for greenhouse gasses, water quality, water quantity, wetlands, and habitats.
Use this site to find more information about different types of environmental markets, market resources and tools, and more information about environmental market activities at USDA.
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Environmental Markets in the News
- Forestry carbon offsets create opportunities for rural landowners
- Quantifying Water Quality Benefits of Conservation Practices