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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  • Markus, Amy; Olszewski, Julia; Huber-Stearns, Heidi; Ellison, Autumn (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2021)
    To guide monitoring efforts within the Lakeview Stewardship Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Project (CFLRP) and Klamath-Lake Forest Health Partnership (KLFHP) All-Lands Projects in Klamath and Lake Counties.
  • Coughlan, Michael R.; Huber-Stearns, Heidi; Santo, Anna; McEvoy, Andy, 1987-; White, Eric M. (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2022)
    The Oregon Department of Forestry’s (ODF) Landscape Resiliency Program (LRP) is a grant program established by Senate Bill 762 (SB762), Section 18-20 (2021) to support crossboundary forest restoration and resiliency ...
  • Unknown author (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2019)
    The purpose of this document is to introduce 46 of the Forest Service’s iconic places and to provide basic information about the values they protect and their histories. These places are found in over 40 different ...
  • Olszewski, Julia; Ellison, Autumn (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2021)
    This report represents an analysis of ecological, social, and economic monitoring data for restoration activities conducted by the Lakeview Stewardship Group (LSG) from 2012 to 2019. The treatments analyzed here include ...
  • Unknown author (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2020)
    As rural communities face changes in local economies, populations, and workforce needs, what does the next generation of residents and workers value and want? That question was the motivation for the Rural Youth ...
  • Cheng, Antony S. (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2020)
    Because wildfires don’t stop at ownership boundaries, managers from governmental and nongovernmental organizations in Northern Colorado are taking steps to pro-actively “co-manage” wildfire risk through the Northern ...
  • Davis, Emily Jane; McAvoy, Darren J. (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2020)
    In a given area, there are commonly multiple agencies that manage wildfire suppression on different jurisdictions. These agencies can face divergent or even competing missions and mandates, yet must also address the ...
  • Huber-Stearns, Heidi; Davis, Emily Jane; Evans, Alexander M.; Caggiano, Michael (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2019)
    In millions of acres of fire-adapted landscapes across the West, the need for forest restoration and wildfire mitigation outpaces capacity to respond, posing risks to homes, communities, and forest health. Land managers ...
  • Davis, Emily Jane (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2019)
    The rangelands of southeastern Oregon and southern Idaho have experienced increasingly large wildfires that threaten multiple values and can exceed Bureau of Land Management (BLM) response capacity. There has been interest ...
  • Sullivan-Astor, Kyle; Coughlan, Michael R.; Serio, Naomi (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2022)
    Oregon Department of Forestry’s (ODF) Federal Forest Restoration (FFR) Program is continuing its work partnering with federal land managers, who manage 60% of Oregon’s forests, to address the 5.6 million acres of Oregon’s ...
  • Sullivan, Kyle; Coughlan, Michael R.; Kauffman, Marcus (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2022)
    Restoration is a pressing need across Oregon’s forests—over 7 million acres are experiencing declining forest health and are at elevated risk of large and destructive wildfires. Oregon Department of Forestry’s (ODF) ...
  • Deak, Alison; Coughlan, Michael R. (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2022)
    The Lakeview Stewardship Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration (CFLR) Project was awarded funding in 2012 to improve forest ecological health within 662,289 acres of the Fremont-Winema National Forest and contribute ...
  • Huber-Stearns, Heidi; Santo, Anna; Steinkruger, Erin (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2020)
    Appendices for Ecosystem Workforce Program Working Paper #98, Social and economic monitoring of the Tongass National Forest and southeast Alaska communities. Appendix A: Tongass transition history and timeline of key events. ...
  • Kee, Destin D.; Aldworth, Tyler; Abrams, Jesse; Kooistra, Chad; Schultz, Courtney A.; Huber-Stearns, Heidi (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2021)
    In 2018, in response to Congress’ calls for a renewed approach to forest management, the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) announced the Shared Stewardship Strategy - an initiative aimed at increasing the pace and scale of ...
  • Davis, Emily Jane; White, Eric M. (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2021)
    Collaborative Capacity Grants (“collaborative grants”) have supported forest collaborative groups to increase restoration efforts on federal forests statewide by enhancing and strengthening their effectiveness. These ...
  • Coughlan, Michael R.; Huber-Stearns, Heidi; Davis, Emily Jane; White, Eric M.; Santo, Anna; Ellison, Autumn (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2021)
    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 ...
  • Unknown author (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2022)
    The Oregon communities of Oakridge and Westfir have historically been ranked amongst the top 20 communities in the United States with the worst air quality due to high concentrations of particulate matter (PM2.5) from home ...
  • University of Oregon. Ecosystem Workforce Program; Kaplowitz, Grace; Deak, Alison; Coughlan, Michael; Huber-Stearns, Heidi; Smith, Hollie; Shafer, Autumn (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2022)
    This report summarizes the results of the Oakridge Air community key informant (or community leader) interviews on air quality and smoke. This research was conducted as a pilot project to discern community understanding, ...
  • Coughlan, Michael R.; Huber-Stearns, Heidi; Clark, Benjamin; Deak, Alison (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2022)
    Oregon Health Authority and the University of Oregon partnered to conduct a survey-based evaluation of wildfire smoke communications and impacts experienced by Oregon residents during the 2020 wildfire season. The purpose ...
  • Coughlan, Michael R.; Huber-Stearns, Heidi; Clark, Benjamin (University of Oregon, 2022)

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