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    • Assessing collaborative opportunities on the Willamette National Forest 

      Davis, Emily Jane; Moseley, Cassandra (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2012)
      Leaders on the Willamette National Forest (WNF) in western Oregon and adjacent communities are interested in using collaborative approaches to steward public lands and create community benefits. WNF leadership asked the ...
    • An assessment of federal restoration contracting and contractor capacity in northeastern Oregon 

      Ellison, Autumn; Bennett, Drew E.; Knapp, Melanie; White, Eric M.; Davis, Emily Jane; Moseley, Cassandra (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2015)
      An accelerated pace and scale of forest restoration on Oregon’s eastside national forests will rely heavily on the ability of contractors to both implement forest treatments and contribute to environmental planning activities. ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Collaboration and stewardship authority : the Ashland Forest Resiliency project : fact sheet 9 

      Davis, Emily Jane; White, Eric M. (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2015)
      Forest collaborative groups in Oregon integrate ecological, economic, and social objectives in their missions. While they spend much of their time on vegetation, aquatic, and other natural resource issues, they have less ...
    • Collaboration and the Malheur ten-year stewardship contract : fact sheet 8 

      Davis, Emily Jane; White, Eric M.; Bennett, Drew E. (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2015)
      Forest collaborative groups in Oregon integrate ecological, economic, and social objectives in their missions. However, those groups often focus, in practice, on biophysical natural resource issues and have less direct ...
    • Collaborative capacity for accelerated restoration : fact sheet 7 

      Davis, Emily Jane; Moseley, Cassandra (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2015)
      Forest collaborative groups that seek ecological, economic, and social outcomes have become common in eastern and southern Oregon. These multi-stakeholder groups work together to develop agreement on local public forest ...
    • Community-based natural resource management in Oregon : a profile of organizational capacity 

      Davis, Emily Jane; Moseley, Cassandra; Evers, Cody; MacFarland, Kate; Nielsen-Pincus, Max; Pomeroy, Alaina; Enzer, Maia J. (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2012)
      Community-based organizations (CBOs) in Oregon are fostering natural resource management and economic development, particularly in public lands communities where the capacity of federal agencies, businesses, and others has ...
    • 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, ...
    • 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 ...
    • Developing socioeconomic performance measures for the Watershed Condition Framework 

      Moseley, Cassandra; Davis, Emily Jane (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2012)
      Across multiple presidential administrations, forest and watershed restoration has become an increasingly important focus of the USDA Forest Service. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, for example, has made restoring ...
    • 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 ...
    • Economic Development Capacity in Public Lands Communities 

      Davis, Emily Jane; Pomeroy, Alaina; Moseley, Cassandra; Enzer, Maia J. (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2011)
      The Dry Forest Investment Zone (DFIZ) is an area of fifteen counties that share common economic development and forest management challenges. The ability of communities and service providers to capture, leverage, and ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 impacts from the Malheur 10-year stewardship contract : evaluating year one : fact sheet 5 

      Bennett, Drew E.; Davis, Emily Jane; White, Eric M.; Ellison, Autumn (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2015)
      In September of 2013, the US Forest Service awarded a 10-year stewardship contract intended to promote ecological restoration, wildfire risk reduction, and economic vitality in Grant and Harney counties. This contract has ...
    • The economic impacts of Oregon's south coast restoration industry 

      Davis, Emily Jane; Sundstrom, Shiloh; Moseley, Cassandra (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2011)
      Forest and watershed restoration work is closely tied to the history and identity of Oregon’s South Coast, which has long relied on its woods and waters for forestry, fishing, agriculture, and sustenance. Declines in ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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, ...
    • The effect of large wildfires on local labor markets 

      Ellison, Autumn; Moseley, Cassandra; Nielsen-Pincus, Max; Davis, Emily Jane (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2012)
      Large wildfires can have diverse socioeconomic impacts on nearby communities. Fires may have negative economic impacts on some sectors, but fire suppression efforts may positively affect employment and wages during the ...