A Preliminary Estimate of Economic Impact and Job Creation from the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board’s Restoration Investments

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dc.contributor.author Nielsen-Pincus, Max
dc.contributor.author Moseley, Cassandra
dc.date.accessioned 2010-10-08T01:03:23Z
dc.date.available 2010-10-08T01:03:23Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1794/10791
dc.description 4 p. en_US
dc.description.abstract The Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board (OWEB) has proposed nearly $40 million in watershed restoration projects for state and federal stimulus funding. OWEB’s investments in ecological restoration play a large role in public and private natural resource management with projects ranging from stream habitat enhancements and fish passage to irrigation canal improvements, riparian reforestation, road decommissioning, forest thinning, and wildlife habitat enhancement. As with other capital improvements, watershed restoration activities such as those that OWEB is proposing have considerable economic impact and job creation potential. Unlike other sectors of the economy, such as transportation infrastructure, there has been little research to quantify the economic potential of these activities. In this briefing paper, we provide a preliminary assessment of the potential economic and employment impacts for watershed restoration activities. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship This study was made possible by funding from the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board, the USDA Forest Service, and the University of Oregon. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries EWP Briefing Paper;No. 13 (Winter 2009)
dc.title A Preliminary Estimate of Economic Impact and Job Creation from the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board’s Restoration Investments en_US
dc.type Other en_US


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