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    • Enhancing the effectiveness of conservation easements through trust building, partner coordination, and cooperation 

      University of Oregon. Ecosystem Workforce Program (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2013)
      Large, intact landscapes are necessary to maintain and enhance ecosystem services. Across the West, the break-up of working landscapes into “ranchettes” has resulted in the loss of fish and wildlife habitat, water quality, ...
    • Beer, fish and water restoration certificates : a new way to restore rivers in Montana 

      University of Oregon. Ecosystem Workforce Program (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2013)
      In many places around the U.S. West, water is overallocated, harming not only water quality and native fish but also communities that make a living from river recreation and tourism. In Montana, where irrigation withdrawals ...
    • Paying the water bill : community support for agriculture and river restoration in central Oregon 

      University of Oregon. Ecosystem Workforce Program (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2013)
      Fish recovery in rivers depends on sufficient instream flows to maintain water quality and habitat. In many areas, water rights for agriculture present direct competition for these flows, and “use it or lose it” water ...
    • Ecosystem services online : an overview of web-based resources 

      University of Oregon. Ecosystem Workforce Program (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2013)
      As the concepts of ecosystem services and payments for ecosystem services (PES) have evolved, numerous web-based resources have been created to 1) provide and exchange information about ecosystem services, and 2) facilitate ...
    • Payments for ecosystem services : catalog of online tools and resources 

      University of Oregon. Ecosystem Workforce Program (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2013)
      As the concepts of ecosystem services and payments for ecosystem services (PES) have gained in popularity, numerous web-based resources have been created to 1) provide and exchange information about ecosystem services, ...
    • Coordinated salmon habitat restoration on private lands 

      University of Oregon. Ecosystem Workforce Program (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2013)
      Salmon recovery requires restoration of spawning habitat to improve egg-to-smolt survival. Private lands play a crucial role. Funds for restoration are available from both federal appropriations and legal settlements for ...
    • Oregon ranch combines programs for long-term sustainability 

      University of Oregon. Ecosystem Workforce Program (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2013)
      Landowners who want to restore and improve their land may be unsure of how to navigate the programs that are available to help them reach their goals. A ranch family in southern Oregon has tackled these barriers and ...
    • Prospering from nature : helping landowners protect and enhance ecosystem services 

      University of Oregon. Ecosystem Workforce Program (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2013)
      Around the country, ranchers and family forest landowners face complex challenges that threaten their ability to stay on the land and maintain their operations. These include high demand for competing land uses, an aging ...
    • Matchmakers, evaluators, libraries, and networks : online resources for landowners and practitioners 

      University of Oregon. Ecosystem Workforce Program (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2013)
      As the concepts of ecosystem services and payments for ecosystem services (PES) have evolved, numerous web-based resources have been created to 1) provide and exchange information about ecosystem services, and 2) facilitate ...
    • Farm bill evolution to increase landowner and ecosystem service benefits 

      University of Oregon. Ecosystem Workforce Program (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2013)
      With approximately 9,400 professionals working in nearly every one of the nation’s 3,071 counties and an emphasis on voluntary, incentives-based approaches to conservation, the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) ...
    • Certification rewards stewardship and assures future markets for Montana timber 

      University of Oregon. Ecosystem Workforce Program (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2013)
      Ecologically sound practices often cost landowners more than less environmentally friendly tactics. However, some consumers are willing to pay more for the assurance of production practices they value. Third-party certification ...
    • Bad goat, good business : byproducts bring big gains for watershed restoration 

      University of Oregon. Ecosystem Workforce Program (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2013)
      Restoration contractors in western Montana are fostering ecosystem services on private lands while offering a variety of services to landowners. One such business, Watershed Consulting, LLC, has developed a successful ...
    • Homeowners associations as promising structures for wildfire risk reduction : the Hawken and Caughlin fires in Caughlin Ranch, Nevada 

      University of Oregon. Ecosystem Workforce Program (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2014)
      Local organizations can play a prominent role in wildfire preparedness, response, and recovery. The Caughlin Ranch community experienced two destructive fires–the Hawken Fire in 2007 and the Caughlin Fire in 2011–which ...
    • Wildfire spurs disaster response reorganization : the 2012 Charlotte fire near Pocatello, Idaho 

      University of Oregon. Ecosystem Workforce Program (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2014)
      While wildfires present a host of challenges to impacted communities, they also provide opportunities to learn and improve preparation, response, and recovery for future events. The 2012 Charlotte Fire ignited in the Mink ...
    • Prior collaboration improves wildfire response and recovery : the 2011 track fire in Raton, New Mexico 

      University of Oregon. Ecosystem Workforce Program (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2014)
      Large wildfires can affect communities in many ways. For the city of Raton, New Mexico, the 2011 Track Fire posed a significant threat to the city’s municipal watershed. Despite significant pre-suppression work to treat ...
    • Collaboration and stewardship authority : the Ashland Forest Resiliency project 

      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 

      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 

      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 ...
    • Eastern Oregon restoration benefits businesses statewide : distribution of timber buyers & service contractors 

      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 ...
    • Application of the forest restoration and utilization calculator : economic effects from potential forest management in Jackson County, OR 

      White, Eric M.; Bennett, Drew E. (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2015)
      Forest management to achieve ecological objectives can also create desirable social and economic outcomes in local communities. We developed the Forest Restoration and Utilization Calculator to estimate the economic effects ...