An inventory and analysis of biomass utilization efforts in southwestern Oregon
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This report aims to help communities and JCIFP partners by cataloguing and describing local efforts, presenting case studies of activities underway in other parts of Oregon and around the country, and providing recommendations on how to further proceed with woody biomass utilization efforts. The goal of this report is to assist partners and community members to make informed decisions about the types of uses to promote, potential groups to partner with, and other strategies for biomass utilization. This report is organized in four sections. Section One introduces the issues involved with biomass utilization, the different types and scales of utilization, and the most pertinent policies and reports. Section Two provides a summary of groups involved with biomass utilization in southwestern Oregon and presents findings from the analysis of those groups. Section Three discusses some of the implications of those findings and provides recommendations to JCIFP partners on possible next steps. Section Four presents case studies of efforts underway in other parts of the west that may be of significant interest to JCIFP partners and others interested utilizing biomass in the region.