Institute for a Sustainable Environment

 

The University of Oregon Institute for a Sustainable Environment is a center for special, collaborative, and applied research projects. The institute's activities aim to produce information that can help resolve complex problems and enable people to sustain the economies and environmental systems that support their communities.

Institute for a Sustainable Environment projects assist regions and communities in the U.S. Pacific Northwest and around the world. The projects are initiated by faculty and funded by foundations and agencies outside the university. The institute does not have any instructional programs and only employs faculty, students, and visiting scholars.

For more information, visit the web site at: http://ewp.uoregon.edu/

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  • Huber-Stearns, Heidi; Santo, Anna; Steinkruger, Erin (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2020)
    In 2016, the Tongass National Forest (NF) amended its Land and Resource Management Plan to transition timber harvest on the forest from old growth to predominantly young growth over the next 10 to 15 years. Following this ...
  • Ellison, Autumn; Huber-Stearns, Heidi (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2019)
    The Lakeview Stewardship Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Project is one of 23 CFLR projects in the U.S. It was one of 13 projects that was awarded funding by the Forest Service in 2012 with an 8-year funding ...
  • University of Oregon. Ecosystem Workforce Program (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2019)
    Over the past two decades, numerous federal forest collaboratives have emerged in the state of Oregon. Although they generally do not possess any formal decision-making authority, their efforts are considered important ...
  • Miller, James; Ellison, Autumn (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2019)
    The U.S. Forest Service manages specially-designated areas and national monuments, protected either by Congressional legislation or by the President via proclamation under the authority of the Antiquities Act. These areas ...
  • Ellison, Autumn; Miller, James (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2019)
    The U.S. Forest Service manages specially-designated areas and national monuments, protected either by Congressional legislation or by the President via proclamation under the authority of the Antiquities Act. These ...
  • University of Oregon. Ecosystem Workforce Program (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2019)
    The Good Neighbor Authority (GNA) was authorized in the 2014 Farm Bill. It allows federal and state agencies to work in partnership to implement watershed and forest management activities on federal lands. The Federal ...
  • University of Oregon. Ecosystem Workforce Program (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2019)
    The Federal Forest Restoration Program (FFRP) is a partnership between the state of Oregon, federal forest managers, and public lands stakeholders to increase forest restoration and economic opportunity on federal forest ...
  • University of Oregon. Ecosystem Workforce Program (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2018)
    The U.S. Forest Service manages specially-designated areas and national monuments, protected either by Congress through legislation or by the President via proclamation under the authority of the Antiquities Act. These ...
  • Ellison, Autumn; Kooistra, Chad; Coughlan, Michael R.; Johnson, Geoffrey M. (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2019)
    The Northwest Fire Science Consortium (Consortium) works to accelerate the awareness, understanding, and adoption of wildland fire science by connecting users in the Pacific Northwest with the most useful resources ...
  • Davis, Emily Jane; Santo, Anna; White, Eric M. (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2019)
    Over the past two decades, numerous federal forest collaboratives have emerged in the state of Oregon. These groups function on the basis of dialogue among diverse stakeholders regarding their interests and values for ...
  • Davis, Emily Jane; Abrams, Jesse; Huber-Stearns, Heidi; Steen-Adams, Michelle M.; Moseley, Cassandra (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2019)
    Elevated outbreaks of mountain pine beetle (Dendroctonus ponderosae) have occurred across the western U.S. over the past two decades. Although mountain pine beetle (MPB) is a native insect that naturally infests ...
  • Davis, Emily Jane; Huber-Stearns, Heidi; Abrams, Jesse; Steen-Adams, Michelle M.; Bone, Christopher E.; Moseley, Cassandra; Ellison, Autumn (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2019)
    Elevated outbreaks of mountain pine beetle (Dendroctonus ponderosae) have occurred on national forests across the western U.S. over the past two decades. Resulting widespread tree mortality has affected forest health, ...
  • Davis, Emily Jane; Santo, Anna (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2019)
    Over the past two decades, there has been a rise in organized “forest collaborative” groups of multiple stakeholders meeting regularly for dialogue about forest management priorities on a given area of national forest ...
  • University of Oregon. Ecosystem Workforce Program; United States. Forest Service. Pacific Northwest Region (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2016)
    This is a joint project between the US Forest Service Pacific Northwest Region and the University of Oregon Ecosystem Workforce Program. This project aims to help the Forest Service and its partners better understand ...
  • Huber-Stearns, Heidi; Santo, Anna (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2018)
    The Pacific Northwest Region of the Forest Service’s “Eastside Restoration Strategy” aimed to improve forest health conditions by accelerating the pace and scale of restoration on national forests in eastern Oregon and ...
  • Huber-Stearns, Heidi; Santo, Anna; Davis, Emily Jane; Moseley, Cassandra; Ellison, Autumn (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2018)
    In January 2013, the Pacific Northwest Region of the Forest Service initiated the Eastside Restoration Strategy to improve forest health conditions by accelerating the pace and scale of restoration on national forests ...
  • Santo, Anna; Davis, Emily Jane; Huber-Stearns, Heidi; Ellison, Autumn (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2018)
    The USDA Forest Service (Forest Service) and the Oregon Department of Forestry have made targeted investments to increase the pace, scale, and quality of forest restoration in the Blue Mountains region of eastern Oregon ...
  • Schultz, Courtney A.; Huber-Stearns, Heidi; McCaffrey, Sarah; Quirke, Douglas; Ricco, Gwen; Moseley, Cassandra (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2018)
    We are conducting a project investigating policies that limit managers’ ability to conduct prescribed fire on US Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management lands in the 11 Western states. Our primary objectives ...
  • Ellison, Autumn; Coughlan, Michael R.; Kooistra, Chad; Schultz, Courtney A. (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2018)
    Over the last decade, the U.S. Forest Service has been implementing a series of new initiatives designed to accelerate cross-boundary, collaborative, integrated restoration. Many national forests have applied for and ...
  • Ellison, Autumn; White, Eric M.; Arnn, Matthew (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2018)
    The purpose of this document is to introduce the reader to the U.S. Forest Service’s iconic places and to provide basic information about the values they protect, their conditions, their management practices, and the ...

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