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  • Ellison, Autumn; Davis, Emily Jane (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2016)
    Across the U.S. West, many rural communities adjacent to publicly owned federal lands have been greatly affected by changes to federal land management policies and by economic restructuring of the wood products industry. ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • University of Oregon. Ecosystem Workforce Program (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2019)
    Over the past two decades, numerous federal forest collaboratives have emerged in the state of Oregon. Although they generally do not possess any formal decision-making authority, their efforts are considered important ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • White, Eric M. (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2018)
    In September of 2013, the US Forest Service awarded a 10-year stewardship contract for restoration work on Malheur National Forest. The contract’s goals were to promote ecological restoration, reduced wildfire risk, and ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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, ...
  • 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) ...
  • University of Oregon. Ecosystem Workforce Program (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2019)
    The Good Neighbor Authority (GNA) was authorized in the 2014 Farm Bill. It allows federal and state agencies to work in partnership to implement watershed and forest management activities on federal lands. The Federal ...
  • 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 ...
  • Ellison, Autumn; Miller, James (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2019)
    The U.S. Forest Service manages specially-designated areas and national monuments, protected either by Congressional legislation or by the President via proclamation under the authority of the Antiquities Act. These ...

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