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    • 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)
      Changes in land use and management practices throughout the past century–in addition to drought and other stressors exacerbated by climate change–have degraded the nation’s forests and led to overgrowth and accumulation ...
    • 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. ...
    • Barriers and opportunities for increasing landowner participation in conservation programs in the interior Northwest 

      Bennett, Drew E.; Nielsen-Pincus, Max; Ellison, Autumn; Pomeroy, Alaina; Burright, Harmony S. J.; Gosnell, Hannah; Moseley, Cassandra; Gwin, Lauren (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2014)
      Working forest and range lands are rapidly changing as exurban growth, economic trends, and environmental impacts associated with climate change challenge traditional livelihoods derived from the production of farm, ranch, ...
    • Barriers and preferences for landowner participation in conservation programs in the interior Northwest 

      Gosnell, Hannah; Burright, Harmony S. J.; Nielsen-Pincus, Max; Ellison, Autumn; Moseley, Cassandra (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2013)
      Small and medium-sized forest and range landowners have a significant impact on ecosystem health. Conservation programs such as those offered by the Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) and environmentally-oriented ...
    • The Business of Restoration: A Profile of Restoration Contractors in Oregon 

      Ellison, Autumn; Moseley, Cassandra; Nielsen-Pincus, Max; MacDonald, Fraser (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2010)
    • "Call when needed" : private contracting for wildfire suppression in an unpredictable work environment 

      Huber-Stearns, Heidi; Bixler, R. Patrick (Richard Patrick); Ellison, Autumn; 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 resources outside the agency to maintain adequate wildfire response capacity. Reliance on private wildfire ...
    • Community diversity and wildfire risk : an archetype approach to understanding local capacity to plan for, respond to, and recover from wildfires 

      Carroll, Matthew S. (Matthew Stephen); Paveglio, Travis; Ellison, Autumn; Abrams, Jesse; Moseley, Cassandra (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2014)
      The wildfire dilemma in the United States (and particularly in the U.S. West) has been well documented and its broad parameters are well understood. A very small fraction of wildfire igniting in wildland settings each year ...
    • Community experiences with wildfire : actions, effectiveness, impacts, and trends : results from two surveys in counties and communities affected by wildfire 

      Ellison, Autumn; Knapp, Melanie; Abrams, Jesse; Nielsen-Pincus, Max; Paveglio, Travis; Moseley, Cassandra (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2015)
      Wildfire has become a growing threat for communities across the American West and a complex concern for agencies tasked with community protection. This task has grown more difficult due to the increasing incidence of large ...
    • Community wildfire protection plans in the American West 

      Abrams, Jesse; Ellison, Autumn; Knapp, Melanie; Moseley, Cassandra; Paveglio, Travis; Nielsen-Pincus, Max (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2014)
      Large wildfires are increasingly common in the American West. The federal government is responsible for the majority of suppression costs, and has a significant interest in policies that can improve resilience at the ...
    • 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, ...
    • Cross-trained local capacity for integrated wildfire managment 

      Huber-Stearns, Heidi; Ellison, Autumn; Moseley, Cassandra (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2016)
      The National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy is a collaborative effort that seeks, in part, to improve multi-jurisdictional coordination of wildfire management and expand local preparedness and response capacity. ...
    • Drivers of wildfire suppression costs : a review 

      Ellison, Autumn; Moseley, Cassandra (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2016)
      As federal spending on wildland fire suppression has increased dramatically in recent decades, significant policymaking has been designed, at least in part, to address and temper rising costs. Effective strategies for ...
    • Drivers of wildfire suppression costs : literature review and annotated bibliography 

      Ellison, Autumn; Moseley, Cassandra; Bixler, R. Patrick (Richard Patrick) (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2015)
      Over the past century, wildland fire management has been core to the mission of federal land management agencies. In recent decades, however, federal spending on wildfire suppression has increased dramatically; suppression ...
    • Eastern Oregon restoration benefits businesses statewide : distribution of timber buyers & service contractors : fact sheet 6 

      White, Eric M.; Bennett, Drew E.; Ellison, Autumn (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2015)
      Restoration projects on national forests often have far-reaching economic effects that extend beyond local areas around the national forests. To better understand the distribution of economic effects from restoration ...
    • Eco-labels on the range and in the forests of the interior Northwest 

      Gwin, Lauren; Ellison, Autumn; Moseley, Cassandra (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2013)
      For more than two decades, advocates have been developing programs to certify products as coming from well-managed lands. However, participation in certification programs is fairly low among landowners in at least some ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 Blue Mountains national forests restoration : tracking investments in eastern Oregon : fact sheet 4 

      White, Eric M.; Bennett, Drew E.; Ellison, Autumn (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2015)
      Restoration projects on national forests can have significant economic impacts in addition to the ecological benefits they provide. To better understand the economic impact of increased restoration in Blue Mountains national ...
    • 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 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 ...