Community Capacity and the Environment Publications: Recent submissions

  • Resource Innovations (University of Oregon, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, 2008)
    This guide provides an introduction to woody biomass as a viable alternative to fossil fuels for generating heat and offers case study examples and sources for further information on developing a biomass heat project. ...
  • Resource Innovations; Forest Guild; Watershed Research and Training Center; Ojerio, Ryan S., 1972-; Lynn, Kathy; Evans, Alexander M.; DeBonis, Mike; Gerlitz, Wendy (University of Oregon, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, 2008)
    Recent catastrophic wildfires in the United States provided images of the destruction of multimillion-dollar homes, dense urban neighborhoods, and vast estates that overlook beautiful forests or the southern California ...
  • Unknown author (University of Oregon, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, 2008-08)
    The purpose of this guide is to assist communities in monitoring and evaluating their Community Wildfire Protection Plans to strengthen future implementation. The steps in this guide outline an effective process ...
  • Unknown author (University of Oregon, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, 2006-10)
  • Ecotrust; University of Oregon. Institute for a Sustainable Environment. Resource Innovations (University of Oregon, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, 2008-02)
    Can the vision of healthy forests and healthy communities bring together traditional adversaries? This publication tells a story of collaboration that moves beyond the tales of the '90s-era timber wars. We share how ...
  • Donovan, Shannon; Lynn, Kathy; Kauffman, Marcus (University of Oregon, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, 2008-06)
  • Neff, Raymond (University of Oregon, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, 2006-06)
    Many commercial and public buildings have large expanses of roof area that are ideally suited for generating electricity with solar photovoltaics (PV). They are often free of obstructions from the sun, like large trees ...
  • University of Oregon. Institute for a Sustainable Environment. Resource Innovations (University of Oregon, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, 2008-03-01)
    The purpose of this guide is to assist communities in monitoring and evaluating their CWPPs to strengthen future implementation. The steps in this guide outline an effective process for evaluating how well communities ...
  • Ojerio, Ryan S., 1972-; University of Oregon. Institute for a Sustainable Environment. Resource Innovations; Lynn, Kathy (University of Oregon, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, 2008-02)
    The structural vulnerability study was the first collaborative effort of the newly formed Curry Wildfire Preparation Team (CWPT). The CWPT formed out of a recognition that wildfire is an integral and inevitable component ...
  • University of Oregon. Institute for a Sustainable Environment. Resource Innovations (University of Oregon, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, 2008-02)
    The full Curry County CWPP is a comprehensive document that details information on a wide range of issues from county demographics and vulnerable populations, to structural vulnerability and wildfire risk. The CWPT felt ...
  • Lynn, Kathy; Hill, Arleen (University of Oregon, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, 2006-04)
    This report provides an overview of the purpose, findings, and recommendations from interviews conducted with residents affected by the 2005 Deer Creek Fire.
  • Bollig, Shaun R.; Lynn, Kathy; University of Oregon. Institute for a Sustainable Environment. Resource Innovations (University of Oregon, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, 2006-09-28)
    Low-income citizens face greater obstacles in attaining and paying for public services, including energy, telephone, and water. The lack of resources to pay for services may also make it difficult for low-income residents ...
  • University of Oregon. Institute for a Sustainable Environment. Resource Innovations (University of Oregon, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, Resource Innovations, 2006)
    In 2002, the Biscuit Fire burned over 500,000 acres and resulted in costs exceeding 150 million dollars. A majority of the acres burned in Josephine County, Oregon. Lessons learned from the fire resulted in the development ...
  • University of Oregon. Institute for a Sustainable Environment. Resource Innovations; Rasmussen, Kathleen Frances, 1978- (University of Oregon, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, Resource Innovations, 2006-06)
    During the past year, the Intertribal Timber Council (ITC) has been working with Resource Innovations, a program within the University of Oregon’s Institute for a Sustainable Environment, to develop a Tribal Wildfire Resource ...
  • Josephine County (Or.); University of Oregon. Program for Watershed and Community Health (Josephine County (Or.), 2004-11-08)
    Goals [for this Plan are]: protect against potential losses to life, property and natural resources from wildfire; build and maintain active participation from each Fire Protection District; set realistic expectations for ...
  • Lynn, Kathy; Gerlitz, Wendy (University of Oregon, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, 2005-11)
    This research project uses the concept of community capacity -- a community's ability to protect itself, respond to, and recover from wildfire -- and examines socioeconomic indicators (one component of community capacity) ...
  • Niemi, Ernest G.; Lee, Kristin (Center for Watershed and Community Health, Mark O. Hatfield School of Government, Portland State University, 2001-12)
    Wildfires and poverty are both common in the West. Wildfires intensify poverty by having a pervasive, disproportionately negative impact on those households and communities lacking adequate resources to reduce the ...
  • Unknown author (Center for Watershed and Community Health, Mark O. Hatfield School of Government, Portland State University, 2001-11-01)
    The State of Washington faced a record drought situation for the 2001 water year. The opportunity to lease water from current water right holders for the purpose of enhancing instream flows to improve conditions for fish ...
  • Jaeger, William K.; Doppelt, Bob (Center for Watershed and Community Health, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2002-08)
    This paper is intended to outline a framework and provide policy recommendations for expanding the tools and approaches available to transfer water between out-of-stream and instream uses and also among out-of-stream uses. ...
  • Portland State University. Center for Watershed and Community Health (Center for Watershed and Community Health, Mark O. Hatfield School of Government, Portland State University, 1999)
    The Watershed Good-Neighbor program is a unique voluntary, community-based approach to educating and training local businesses and landowners on how they can improve their business productivity and profitability and, in ...

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