Sotoyome Resource Conservation District in Sonoma County, California is setting up a water quality trading market that would let water polluters avoid fines by paying for projects that reduce water pollution. The market will be the first of its kind in California.
The city of Santa Rosa is the first reported buyer of credits generated by landowners making improvements to their property that also serve the greater good (water quality). This is a fantastic example of landowners being paid for one of the ecosystem services their properties provide their community. Details Here