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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  • Cavanaugh, Alexander H., 1988-; Coughlan, Michael R. (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2019)
    Annotated bibliography of sources cited in: Social vulnerability and wildfire in the wildland-urban interface : literature synthesis.
  • Coughlan, Michael R.; Ellison, Autumn; Cavanaugh, Alexander H., 1988- (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2019)
    People living in the Pacific Northwest confront risks associated with environmental hazards such as wildfire. Vulnerability to wildfire hazard is commonly recognized as being spatially distributed according to geographic ...
  • Santo, Anna; Huber-Stearns, Heidi; Davis, Emily Jane; University of Idaho. College of Natural Resources. Policy Analysis Group (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2019)
    The following appendices provide supporting detail about information that was included in Ecosystem Workforce Program Working Paper #91, Monitoring Investments in Oregon’s Federal Forest Restoration Program, FY2014-FY2019.
  • Santo, Anna; Huber-Stearns, Heidi; Davis, Emily Jane; University of Idaho. College of Natural Resources. Policy Analysis Group (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2019)
    The Federal Forest Restoration Program (FFR Program) is a partnership between the state of Oregon, federal forest managers, and public lands stakeholders to increase forest restoration and economic opportunity on federal ...
  • Quirke, Douglas (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2018)
    This document serves as an appendix to the report entitled “Prescribed Fire Policy Barriers and Opportunities: A Diversity of Challenges and Strategies Across the West.” The aforementioned report details our findings from ...
  • 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 ...

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