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    • Adopting stewardship contracting : lessons from four national forests 

      Moseley, Cassandra; Donoghue, Ellen M. (Ellen Mary); Charnley, Susan; MacFarland, Kate (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2011)
      Congress granted broad stewardship contracting authority to the Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management in the FY 2003 appropriations act to help these agencies accomplish restoration and hazardous fuels reduction ...
    • Barriers and preferences for landowner participation in conservation programs in the interior Northwest 

      Gosnell, Hannah; Burright, Harmony S. J.; Nielsen-Pincus, Max; Ellison, Autumn; Moseley, Cassandra (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2013)
      Small and medium-sized forest and range landowners have a significant impact on ecosystem health. Conservation programs such as those offered by the Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) and environmentally-oriented ...
    • The benefits of USDA Forest Service agreements with community-based organizations 

      Davis, Emily Jane; Moseley, Cassandra (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2012)
      The federal government is the largest landowner in many western communities. It can contribute to local socioeconomic vitality by providing opportunities for businesses and partners to perform land management activities ...
    • "Call when needed" : private contracting for wildfire suppression in an unpredictable work environment 

      Huber-Stearns, Heidi; Bixler, R. Patrick (Richard Patrick); Ellison, Autumn; Moseley, Cassandra (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2015)
      The U.S. Forest Service is facing unprecedented challenges in wildfire suppression, and increasingly depends on resources outside the agency to maintain adequate wildfire response capacity. Reliance on private wildfire ...
    • Capacity of community-based organizations for natural resource management 

      Moseley, Cassandra; MacFarland, Kate; Nielsen-Pincus, Max; Grimm, Kerry; Pomeroy, Alaina; Enzer, Maia J. (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2011)
      Reliance on community-based natural resource management in the western US has been growing since the 1990s. Collaboration is increasingly essential, and community-based organizations are often relied upon to facilitate ...
    • Challenges to developing new socioeconomic performance measures 

      Moseley, Cassandra; Davis, Emily Jane; Medley-Daniel, Michelle (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2012)
      The USDA Forest Service needs performance measures to track the social and economic outcomes of its investments. But there are inherent challenges to developing, adapting, and using new measures in the Forest Service’s ...
    • Community wildfire protection plans in the American West 

      Abrams, Jesse; Ellison, Autumn; Knapp, Melanie; Moseley, Cassandra; Paveglio, Travis; Nielsen-Pincus, Max (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2014)
      Large wildfires are increasingly common in the American West. The federal government is responsible for the majority of suppression costs, and has a significant interest in policies that can improve resilience at the ...
    • 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 ...
    • Cost-effective hazardous fuels reduction and biomass utilization : a case study from Wallowa County, Oregon 

      Davis, Emily Jane; Christoffersen, Nils; Couch, Kyle; Moseley, Cassandra (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2012)
      Utilizing woody biomass from hazardous fuels reduction projects may make forest restoration more cost effective while creating local economic benefits. However, there is a lack of evidence about how projects can be ...
    • 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. ...
    • Cross-trained local capacity for integrated wildfire managment 

      Huber-Stearns, Heidi; Ellison, Autumn; Moseley, Cassandra (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2016)
      The National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy is a collaborative effort that seeks, in part, to improve multi-jurisdictional coordination of wildfire management and expand local preparedness and response capacity. ...
    • 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.
    • Drivers of wildfire suppression costs : a review 

      Ellison, Autumn; Moseley, Cassandra (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2016)
      As federal spending on wildland fire suppression has increased dramatically in recent decades, significant policymaking has been designed, at least in part, to address and temper rising costs. Effective strategies for ...
    • Eco-labels on the range and in the forests of the interior Northwest 

      Gwin, Lauren; Ellison, Autumn; Moseley, Cassandra (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2013)
      For more than two decades, advocates have been developing programs to certify products as coming from well-managed lands. However, participation in certification programs is fairly low among landowners in at least some ...
    • 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 ...
    • Economic development service provision for natural resource-based economic development 

      Davis, Emily Jane; Moseley, Cassandra; Pomeroy, Alaina; Enzer, Maia J. (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2011)
      Over the last fifteen years, rural communities in the Pacific Northwest have been trying to redevelop their economies to meet new federal land management priorities. Numerous state and federal agencies and nonprofit ...
    • Economic effects of large fires : application to the Cold Springs fire 

      Moseley, Cassandra; Nielsen-Pincus, Max; Rishel, Branden (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2012)
      Large wildfires disrupt the lives of families, workers, and employers. However, fire suppression and recovery efforts may provide economic opportunities. Understanding the impacts of large fires can help fire managers, ...
    • The economic effects of large fires : main findings 

      Moseley, Cassandra; Nielsen-Pincus, Max; Davis, Emily Jane; Evers, Cody; Ellison, Autumn (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2012)
      Large wildfires disrupt the lives of families, workers, and employers. However, fire suppression and recovery efforts may provide economic opportunities. Unlike with other natural hazards, there has been little research ...
    • 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 ...
    • The economic impacts of Oregon's south coast restoration industry 

      Sundstrom, Shiloh; Davis, Emily Jane; Moseley, Cassandra (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2011)
      Oregon’s South Coast communities have long relied on their forests and watersheds for forestry, fishing, agriculture, and sustenance. Over the past 20 years, logging and fishing activity has declined. The Northwest Forest ...