EWP Briefing Papers

 

Founded in 1994, the Ecosystem Workforce Program was created to help lead the rural Pacific Northwest into the age of ecosystem management--management for healthy communities and healthy environments. The EWP believes that, by creating high skill forest and watershed jobs that enable people to work near their homes, we will establish a structure for long term resource stewardship. Our goal is to demonstrate the linkages between a quality workforce, a healthy economy, healthy community, and effective management for forest ecosystems.

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

Recent Submissions

  • Coughlan, Michael R.; Ellison, Autumn; Abrams, Jesse; Huber-Stearns, Heidi (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2020)
    As the concept of resilience has gained importance as a guiding principle in land management objectives and policies in recent years, there has been some question about how the concept is operationalized in forest planning ...
  • Abrams, Jesse; Greiner, Michelle; Timberlake, Thomas; Schultz, Courtney A.; Evans, Alexander M.; Huber-Stearns, Heidi (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2020)
    Recent federal forest and wildfire policies have increasingly united around a vision of restoring resilient landscapes in the face of increasingly destructive wildfires driven by altered forest conditions and climate change. ...
  • 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, ...
  • 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 ...
  • Ellison, Autumn; Kooistra, Chad; Schultz, Courtney A.; Moseley, Cassandra (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2018)
    In 2017, we studied two restoration initiatives: the Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program (CFLRP) and the Joint Chiefs Landscape Restoration Partnership (JCLRP). Both programs competitively award multi-year ...
  • Schultz, Courtney A.; Moseley, Cassandra (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2017)
    In 2017, we studied the Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program (CFLRP), which was established by Congress in 2009 to provide 8-10 years of funding for collaborative implementation of restoration projects on ...
  • Moseley, Cassandra; Huber-Stearns, Heidi (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2017)
    Forest and watershed restoration on national forests and grasslands has ecological, social, and economic objectives. Forest Service performance measures have largely focused on outputs associated with land treatments, ...
  • Ellison, Autumn; Johnduff, Michael (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2017)
    The US Forest Service manages over 7 million acres of areas protected either by Congress through legislation or by the Executive Branch via proclamation under the authority of the Antiquities Act. These sites are singled ...
  • Schultz, Courtney A.; Moseley, Cassandra (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2017)
    In 2017, we studied two restoration initiatives: 1) The Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program (CFLRP), which was established by Congress in 2009 to provide 8-10 years of funding for collaborative implementation ...
  • Schultz, Courtney A.; Moseley, Cassandra (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2017)
    In 2017, we studied the Joint Chiefs Landscape Restoration Partnership (JCLRP), a partnership between the Forest Service and Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) designed to promote coordinated, landscape-scale ...
  • Davis, Emily Jane; Abrams, Jesse; Wollstein, Katherine; Meacham, James E.; Steingisser, Alethea Y., 1970-; Cerveny, Lee K. (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2017)
    Wildfires are growing in size, frequency, and severity across rangelands in the U.S. West. Although fire is a natural component of sagebrush steppe ecosystems, it can also threaten values such as sage-grouse habitat, ...
  • Huber-Stearns, Heidi; Acton, Mariah (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2017)
    In response to growing concerns around the management and implementation of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Pacific Northwest Research Station and Ecosystem Management Coordination in the Washington ...
  • Becker, Dennis R.; Abrams, Jesse; Fenster, Emily; Kudrna, Jordan; Smith, Timothy M.; Moseley, Cassandra (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2017)
    Wood-based biomass energy plays a key role in Wisconsin’s wood products economy and in the state’s commitment to renewable energy. The state has developed numerous policies and programs to support biomass energy harvesting, ...
  • Becker, Dennis R.; Abrams, Jesse; Fenster, Emily; Kudrna, Jordan; Smith, Timothy M.; Moseley, Cassandra (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2017)
    Wood-based biomass energy plays a key role in Washington’s wood products economy and in the state’s commitment to renewable energy. The state has developed numerous policies and programs to support biomass energy harvesting, ...
  • Becker, Dennis R.; Abrams, Jesse; Fenster, Emily; Kudrna, Jordan; Smith, Timothy M.; Moseley, Cassandra (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2017)
    Wood-based biomass energy plays a key role in Oregon’s wood products economy and in the state’s commitment to renewable energy. The state has developed numerous policies and programs to support biomass energy harvesting, ...
  • Becker, Dennis R.; Abrams, Jesse; Fenster, Emily; Kudrna, Jordan; Smith, Timothy M.; Moseley, Cassandra (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2017)
    Wood-based biomass energy plays a key role in Minnesota’s wood products economy and in the state’s commitment to renewable energy. The state has developed numerous policies and programs to support biomass energy harvesting, ...
  • Becker, Dennis R.; Abrams, Jesse; Fenster, Emily; Kudrna, Jordan; Smith, Timothy M.; Moseley, Cassandra (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2017)
    Wood-based biomass energy plays a key role in Michigan’s wood products economy and in the state’s commitment to renewable energy. The state has developed numerous policies and programs to support biomass energy harvesting, ...
  • Becker, Dennis R.; Abrams, Jesse; Fenster, Emily; Kudrna, Jordan; Smith, Timothy M.; Moseley, Cassandra (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2017)
    Wood-based biomass energy plays a key role in California’s wood products economy and in the state’s commitment to renewable energy. The state has developed numerous policies and programs to support biomass energy harvesting, ...
  • Abrams, Jesse; Ellison, Autumn; Davis, Emily Jane; Moseley, Cassandra; Nowell, Branda (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2016)
    Community-based organizations (CBOs) are non-profit organizations based in rural communities that work on both local economic development and natural resource stewardship. CBOs were established in many places across the ...
  • Davis, Emily Jane; Abrams, Jesse (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2016)
    The US Forest Service primarily engages the private sector through service contracts, stewardship contracts, and timber sales. Both stewardship project and timber sales can generate commercially valuable wood products, ...

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