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

  • 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 ...
  • Santo, Anna; Davis, Emily Jane; Huber-Stearns, Heidi; Ellison, Autumn (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2018)
    The USDA Forest Service (Forest Service) and the Oregon Department of Forestry have made targeted investments to increase the pace, scale, and quality of forest restoration in the Blue Mountains region of eastern Oregon ...
  • Schultz, Courtney A.; Huber-Stearns, Heidi; McCaffrey, Sarah; Quirke, Douglas; Ricco, Gwen; Moseley, Cassandra (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2018)
    We are conducting a project investigating policies that limit managers’ ability to conduct prescribed fire on US Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management lands in the 11 Western states. Our primary objectives ...
  • Ellison, Autumn; Coughlan, Michael R.; Kooistra, Chad; Schultz, Courtney A. (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2018)
    Over the last decade, the U.S. Forest Service has been implementing a series of new initiatives designed to accelerate cross-boundary, collaborative, integrated restoration. Many national forests have applied for and ...
  • Ellison, Autumn; White, Eric M.; Arnn, Matthew (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2018)
    The purpose of this document is to introduce the reader to the U.S. Forest Service’s iconic places and to provide basic information about the values they protect, their conditions, their management practices, and the ...
  • University of Oregon. Ecosystem Workforce Program; United States. Forest Service. Pacific Northwest Region (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2018)
    Landownership patterns across Oregon and Washington are a diverse matrix, which underscores the complexity land managers and communities alike face in land management in the Pacific Northwest. At the same time, the Pacific ...
  • Rosenberg, Stacy; Ellison, Autumn; Huber-Stearns, Heidi; Moseley, Cassandra (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2018)
    The Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 included the establishment of the Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration (CFLR) Program to promote collaborative, sciencebased ecosystem restoration and benefit local ...
  • 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, ...
  • Schultz, Courtney A.; McIntyre, Kathleen B.; Cyphers, Laren; Ellison, Autumn; Kooistra, Chad; Moseley, Cassandra (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2017)
    Over the last decade, the Forest Service has been implementing a series of new initiatives designed to accelerate cross-boundary, collaborative, integrated restoration. Between April-September of 2017, with funding ...
  • Davis, Emily Jane; Abrams, Jesse; Wollstein, Katherine; Meacham, James E. (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2017)
    Wildfires are increasingly common and growing in size 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, forage ...
  • Salerno, Jonathan; Huber-Stearns, Heidi; Jacobson, Kelly; Ellison, Autumn; Moseley, Cassandra (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2017)
    The U.S. Forest Service and the State of Oregon continue to commit substantial effort and resources to support restoration on the 11 national forests in Oregon. Notable programs include the Forest Service Eastside ...
  • Salerno, Jonathan; Huber-Stearns, Heidi; Jacobson, Kelly; Ellison, Autumn; Moseley, Cassandra (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2017)
    Oregon’s forest landscapes require active restoration to improve ecological health and to support livelihoods in rural communities. Targeting unmet need on federal forests, the State of Oregon initiated the Federal ...
  • Timberlake, Thomas; Schultz, Courtney A.; Abrams, Jesse (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2017)
    Climate change adaptation presents a challenge for federal land management agencies in the United States. Increasingly, these agencies are turning to the concept of resilience to guide planning for an uncertain future. ...
  • Huber-Stearns, Heidi; Ellison, Autumn (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2017)
    The SWFC partnered with the Ecosystem Workforce Program (EWP) at the University of Oregon to develop assessment tools to help inform their ongoing work. Using a number of existing collaborative assessments as examples, EWP ...
  • Ellison, Autumn; Huber-Stearns, Heidi (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2017)
    Restoration contracts and timber sales to private businesses can help the Forest Service accomplish work on national forests while generating economic activity and social benefits in nearby communities. The extent to ...
  • Ellison, Autumn; Moote, Ann; Huber-Stearns, Heidi; Jacobson, Kelly (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2017)
    Restoration contracts and timber sales on national forests and grasslands can generate economic activity and social benefits in nearby communities. The extent to which local communities realize these benefits depends ...
  • Fenster, Emily; Abrams, Jesse; Moseley, Cassandra; Becker, Dennis R. (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2016)
    The purpose of this working paper is to review research methods used to assess the influence of public policies on natural resource business decision-making. We describe a suite of research methods that have been used to ...
  • Rosenberg, Stacy; Moseley, Cassandra (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2016)
    In November 2015, the Oregon Board of Forestry proposed the development of a new rule to expand streamside buffers in western Oregon to better protect salmon, steelhead, and bull trout. The proposed rule would affect the ...

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