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    • Monitoring restoration progress on Oregon's eastside national forests during the Federal Forest Restoration Program 

      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 ...
    • Monitoring Oregon's investments in the Federal Forest Restoration Program 

      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 ...
    • Resilience in land management planning : policy mandates, approaches, and resources 

      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. ...
    • Collaborative group assessment : self-assessment tool and results for the Southern Willamette Forest Collaborative 

      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 ...
    • Restoration contracts and timber sales on the Willamette National Forest 

      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 ...
    • Investments and local capture on the Ochoco National Forest : restoration and timber contracts, 2006-2015 

      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 ...
    • Assessing policy impacts on natural resource businesses : a review of research methods 

      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 ...
    • Landowner perceptions of potential changes to riparian rules under the Forest Practices Act in Oregon 

      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 ...
    • Local capacity for integrated forest and wildfire management 

      Huber-Stearns, Heidi; Moseley, Cassandra; Goulette, Nick (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2016)
      The purpose of this document is to examine how some organizations have developed local, cross-trained workforces to address wildfire risks alongside intensifying wildfire management needs. We conducted case studies of four ...
    • Oregon's State Wood Energy Team : a grant program review 

      Davis, Emily Jane (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2016)
      Oregon’s State Wood Energy Team (SWET) is a state-level network supported by the United States Forest Service and led by Oregon Department of Forestry. The purpose of the SWET is to bring together experts in biomass energy ...
    • Economic development and public lands : the roles of community-based organizations 

      Davis, Emily Jane; Abrams, Jesse; Moseley, Cassandra; Ellison, Autumn; Nowell, Branda (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2016)
      The purpose of this paper is to examine the business assistance and economic development activities that community-based organizations (CBOs) undertake in rural public lands contexts in the U.S. West. We conducted three ...
    • Community-based organizations in the U.S. West : status, structure, and activities 

      Abrams, Jesse; Davis, Emily Jane; Ellison, Autumn; Moseley, Cassandra; Nowell, Branda (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2016)
      Many rural communities across the U.S. West were profoundly affected by economic and policy changes in the 1990s and early 2000s. Sudden shifts in federal land policies, restructuring of forestry and agriculture industries, ...
    • Administrative and judicial review of NEPA decisions : risk factors and risk minimizing strategies for the Forest Service 

      Bixler, Audrey; Bixler, R. Patrick (Richard Patrick); Ellison, Autumn; Moseley, Cassandra (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2016)
      In this synthesis and annotated bibliography, we seek to develop a more comprehensive understanding of the factors that influence NEPA challenge risks and successes in order to inform and guide resource managers within ...
    • Implementation of accelerated restoration in northeastern Oregon : local contractor capacity and perspectives 

      Ellison, Autumn; Jones, Lindsey Wood (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2016)
      As accelerated restoration initiatives continue, stakeholders are interested in understanding how investments affect local economies and communities. The economic benefit of accelerated restoration investments in local ...
    • Economic outcomes from the U.S. Forest Service Eastside Strategy 

      White, Eric M.; Bennett, Drew E.; Davis, Emily Jane; Moseley, Cassandra (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2016)
      The USDA Forest Service (Forest Service) has implemented several initiatives to increase the pace and scale of forest restoration on national forests east of the Cascade Mountains in Oregon and Washington. Collectively, ...
    • Good Neighbor Authority in Oregon : Comparison of state and federal contracting provisions 

      Quirke, Douglas; Moseley, Cassandra (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2016)
      The purpose of this paper is to examine similarities and differences between treatment of forest workers and small and disadvantaged businesses performing the same work in Oregon: a.) under existing federal pathways for ...
    • A third-party evaluation of the IRR pilot : report from phase 3, stakeholder outreach and engagement 

      Schultz, Courtney A.; McIntyre, Kathleen B.; Ellison, Autumn; Moseley, Cassandra (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2015)
      The Integrated Resource Restoration (IRR) budgeting tool combines “legacy” budget line items (BLIs) into a combined restoration BLI. It is meant to provide increased flexibility to conduct integrated restoration work, ...
    • Private contracting on national forest lands : preseason contracting and fire response 

      Huber-Stearns, Heidi; Bixler, R. Patrick (Richard Patrick); 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 private wildfire suppression to bolster capacity for direct attack resources, such as aerial resources, ...
    • Lakeview Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration (CFLR) Project monitoring plan 

      Markus, Amy; Davis, Emily Jane; DeMeo, Thomas; Bormann, Bernard T. (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2015)
      The Lakeview Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Project (CFLR) was selected for funding in 2012. Multiparty monitoring, evaluation, and accountability are required to assess the positive or negative ecological, ...
    • Social and economic monitoring for the Southern Blues Restoration Coalition Project, fiscal years 2012 and 2013 

      White, Eric M.; Bennett, Drew E.; Moseley, Cassandra (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2015)
      Collaboration on Forest Restoration and the Southern Blues Project: In the wake of changing ecological and social conditions, a diverse group of community leaders, loggers, ranchers, conservationists, and USFS representatives ...