July 19, 2011

EWP releases Working Paper 29: Forest Restoration and Biomass Utilization for Multiple Benefits: A Case Study from Wallowa County, Oregon. This paper explores how Wallowa County leaders and Forest Service staff undertook a cost-effective approach to fuels reduction that has also provided biomass utilization opportunities and local economic benefits. Go to publications to browse all of EWP's working and briefing papers.

January 19, 2010

The EWP releases Working Paper 21, an examination of the key factors for success in watershed groups. The paper reviews a diverse body of original research literature and suggests organizational management tips for watershed groups. Go to publications to browse all of the EWP's working and briefing papers.

December 16, 2009

The EWP releases a briefing paper examining ARRA spending and local community benefit in 11 western states. Download the PDF of Briefing Paper 20 here

October 29, 2009

EWP director, Cassandra Moseley testifies before the US Senate Subcommittee on Public Lands and Forests about ways increasing coordination between state and federal land management agencies to conduct forest, watershed, and range restoration while ensuring high quality jobs for restoration workers. Read the testimony.

September 11, 2009

The EWP publishes a briefing paper concerning the growing watershed restoration industry in Oregon. Download the pdf here.

July 27, 2009

In collaboration with the University of Minnesota, the Forest Service and Michigan Technical Institute, the Ecosystem Workforce Program releases a new paper outlining the conventional wisdoms of woody biomass utilization and drawing new conclusions based on interviews and case studies from across the nation. The paper examines the existing policy around biomass utilization and the policy implications of its conclusions. Download the pdf here.

July 20, 2009

Working paper #20 addressing the social issues of woody biomass utilization was released today. This paper reviews literature and suggests lessons for policy makers as well as several areas ripe for new research. Download the paper here.

July 15, 2009

EWP releases new climate change policy resource to help rural community leaders engage in climate change dialog and develop strong policies. Learn more and download the pdf here.

April 28, 2009

EWP releases Briefing Paper #15, with detailed maps on unemployment, poverty, and federal lands and population centers in the western states by county.

April 24, 2009

EWP releases Working Paper 19: An Annotated Bibliography of Biomass Social Issues Literature. See our current list of working papers for the most recent additions.

April 21, 2009

Institute for a Sustainable Environment and Institute for Policy Research and Innovation announce an open pool for a Research Assistant/Associate. See the job description here.

April 6, 2009

EWP has received a grant from the Joint Fire Sciences Program (a collaboration between the US Department of Interior and Department of Agriculture) to study the economic effects of wildfires on local labor markets in places effected by large wildfires. The research will develop an economic model that demonstrates how large wildfires effect employment in local communities and investigate whether local communities benefit from fire suppression contracting.

March 2, 2009

In an interview on UO Today with Barbara Altman, Cassandra Moseley speaks about her recent testimony before the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of the U.S. Senate at a hearing regarding investments in clean energy and natural resources projects and programs to create green jobs and to stimulate the economy.

February 17, 2009

EWP releases two briefing papers about the economic impacts and job creation potential forest and watershed restoration. The first focuses on the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board's proposed $40 million investment in forest and watershed restoration. The second focuses more generally on restoration activities and their related economic industries. Click here to see the most recent listing of briefing papers.

February 11, 2009

With researchers from the Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station, the EWP releases a briefing paper about creating local economic benefit from hazardous fuels funds in the economic stimulus. Click here to see the most recent listing of briefing papers.

December 10, 2008

EWP Director, Cassandra Moseley testifies before the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources about the role of public lands restoration in the economic stimulous package. See the Senate Energy and Natural Resource web page for the written testimony and archived video.

October 6, 2008

The National Forest Restoration Collaborative, Defenders of Wildlife, American Lands Alliance, and the Ecosystem Workforce Program releases Rick Brown's "Implications of Climate Change for Conservation, Restoration, and the Management of National Forest Lands".

October 1, 2008

Max Nielsen-Pincus joins the Ecosystem Workforce Program as a Faculty Research Associate.

September 16, 2008

EWP director Cassandra Moseley testified at an oversight hearing on The Piñeros: Reviewing the Welfare of Workers on Federal Lands held by the Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands of the Committee on Natural Resources. View Moseley's testimony here.