EWP Working 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.

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Recent Submissions

  • Kooistra, Chad; Schultz, Courtney A.; Huber-Stearns, Heidi; Abrams, Jesse; Greiner, Michelle; Sinkular, Emily (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2021)
    In 2018, in response to calls from Congress to accelerate cross-boundary fire hazard reduction and improve forest resilience, the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) published the Shared Stewardship Strategy (USFS 2018). The ...
  • Ellison, Autumn; Huber-Stearns, Heidi; Frederick, Stacey Sargent; Coughlan, Michael R.; McCaffrey, Sarah; Olsen, Christine S. (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2021)
    Smoke from wildland fire presents a serious and growing concern. Mirroring global trends in recent decades, many areas of the US are experiencing increasing wildfire size, severity, and frequency. The health hazard of ...
  • Davis, Emily Jane (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2021)
    Many communities in the rural western United States seek the ecological, economic, and social wellbeing and resilience of their people and landscapes. In Harney County, Oregon, several community collaborative groups ...
  • Schultz, Courtney A.; Santo, Anna; Huber-Stearns, Heidi; McCaffrey, Sarah (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2020)
    Case study details for Strategies for increasing prescribed fire application on federal lands : lessons from case studies in the U.S. West. Appendix A: The San Juan National Forest. Appendix B: The BLM Socorro Field ...
  • Schultz, Courtney A.; Santo, Anna; Huber-Stearns, Heidi; McCaffrey, Sarah (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2020)
    We are investigating policies that affect land managers’ ability to conduct prescribed fire on US Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lands in the 11 Western states. Our goals are to identify ...
  • 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)
    The forest plan revision process presents an opportunity for managers to reorient a national forest’s management direction in pursuit of resilient landscapes, among other goals. It also represents an opportunity for ...
  • Coughlan, Michael R.; Ellison, Autumn; Abrams, Jesse; Huber-Stearns, Heidi (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2020)
    Through a Joint Fire Science-funded research project, we investigated the concept of resilience as a means of constructively living with disturbances such as fire and insect outbreaks on national forest lands, including ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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; 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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