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    • The Role of Community-Based Workforce Assessment in Ecosystem Management 

      Anderson, Rolf (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2001)
      Presents case studies of three community assessment projects and a summary review designed to provide an understanding of the process, benefits and challenges in such assessments, and presents conclusions about conducting ...
    • Innovative contracting: tips for rural communities and agency partners 

      Moseley, Cassandra (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2001)
      This briefing paper builds on the lessons of recent contracting innovations in the Pacific Northwest to offer communities and federal land management agencies information about some of the problems that innovators have ...
    • Linking ecological, social, and economic objectives: moving forward in Lake County 

      O’Keeffe, Jane (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2001)
      We are promoting healthy forest ecosystems and high wage, high skill jobs in natural resources in Lake County. We have created a unique coalition to work towards this goal and we have learned several lessons along the way.
    • The economic and community effects of Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board investments in watershed restoration 

      Bonner, Kristin; Hibbard, Michael (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2002-07-15)
      Cooperative, community-level approaches to environmental management are emerging in a variety of contexts, in Oregon and elsewhere. The rise of these approaches has led to a new appreciation of the possibility of watershed ...
    • Community-based collaboration in national forest management: experiences in two Oregon stewardship contracting pilots 

      Fitzpatrick, Kathleen Kristin, 1974- (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2003)
      There is a growing movement towards community-based approaches in national forest management, due in part to the failure of traditional management strategies to reach ecological and political goals. This study looked at ...
    • Creating community benefit: Community Stability Panel, Western Governor’s Association Healthy Forest Summit, Missoula, MT, June 17, 2003 

      Moseley, Cassandra (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2004)
      My message is basically that there are some positives trends, such the opportunities created by direct hiring and the Forest Service’s use of the local benefit criteria in its best value contracting in the Pacific Northwest. ...
    • Working Conditions in Labor-Intensive Forestry Jobs in Oregon 

      Moseley, Cassandra (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2006)
      Forestry workers in labor-intensive jobs have long been an important, yet under recognized, component of forest management on both public and private lands. These workers perform strenuous, seasonal activities, such as ...
    • Government estimates and award amounts for Forest Service thinning contracts 

      Pomeroy, Alaina; Moseley, Cassandra (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2006)
      Over the last several months there has been considerable political controversy in the media over the way that federal forest contract workers are treated. Some contend that part of the problem is that the Forest Service ...
    • Ethnic Differences in Job Quality Among Contract Forest Workers 

      Moseley, Cassandra (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2006)
      For more than a decade, the Forest Service and community-based forestry organizations have sought to create high quality jobs in public lands communities restoring national forests. The strategy has been for the federal ...
    • Service Contracting, Local Benefit, and the Northwest Forest Plan 

      Moseley, Cassandra (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2006)
      The Northwest Forest Plan and associated Northwest Economic Adjustment Initiative called for the Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management to assist rural communities with long-term economic development and diversification ...
    • Forest Management Contracting for the US Forest Service in New Mexico: In-State Competitiveness and the Use of Guest Workers 

      Moseley, Cassandra; McDaniel, Josh (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2006)
      The purpose of this project was to understand the extent of Forest Service contracting with local contractors in New Mexico and with companies that employ guest workers. We also sought to illuminate some of the causes ...
    • Forest Service Use of Best Value Contracting : A Sample From the Southwest Region 

      Moseley, Cassandra; Stone, Carey (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2007)
      About a decade ago, the USDA Forest Service began to replace sealed bidding processes that required awards to go to the lowest qualified bidder with negotiated contracts that permit the agency to consider best value to the ...
    • Local Benefit in the West from the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act 

      Nielsen-Pincus, Max; Moseley, Cassandra; Gordon, Josef; Walmer, Zoe (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2009)
      Congress and President Obama designed the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA) to preserve and create jobs, assist people in need, stabilize state and local government budgets, and invest in infrastructure and ...
    • Unemployment, Poverty, and Federal Lands 

      Unknown author (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2009)
    • A Growing Watershed Restoration Industry in Oregon 

      Nielsen-Pincus, Max; MacDonald, Fraser; Moseley, Cassandra (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2009)
      Since 1997, the Oregon Plan for Salmon and Watersheds has led to over half a billion dollars of investment by state, federal, and private sources in watershed restoration across Oregon1. These projects not only deliver ...
    • Economic Impact and Job Creation from Forest and Watershed Restoration: A Preliminary Assessment 

      Moseley, Cassandra; Nielsen-Pincus, Max (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2009)
      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 ...
    • A Preliminary Estimate of Economic Impact and Job Creation from the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board’s Restoration Investments 

      Nielsen-Pincus, Max; Moseley, Cassandra (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2009)
      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 ...
    • Defining Woody Biomass Uses 

      Sundstrom, Shiloh (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2009)
      Woody Biomass Uses – focused on utilization of residuals from hazardous fuels reduction, forest restoration, commercial timber harvest, forest products manufacturing, and plantation management.
    • Social Issues of Woody Biomass Utilization 

      Walmer, Zoe; Nielsen-Pincus, Max; Moseley, Cassandra (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2009)
      As woody biomass utilization is developed, it is important to examine social issues in addition to technical and economic ones. This paper reviews existing literature addressing the social issues of woody biomass utilization, ...
    • Implementing the Economic Stimulus on National Forests: Using Hazardous Fuels Reduction to Create Local Jobs 

      Charnley, Susan; Moseley, Cassandra; Donoghue, Ellen M. (Ellen Mary) (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2009-02)
      How can hazardous fuels reduction on national forests best contribute to local job creation? Many rural counties where national forests are located have higher unemployment rates than the nation as a whole. Hazardous fuels ...