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Institute for a Sustainable Environment

Policy

Policy

In the policy education program, the Ecosystem Workforce Program works closely with forest communities and workers to advocate for change that will create ecological health, economic well-being, and democratic processes in the management of our nations forests and watersheds. We use the information from our applied research program to support the efforts of rural forest communities and workers to realign the political institutions and policies that affect their lives. We work pursue our work collaboratively in a number of policy venues.

Green Jobs

Climate Change

Legislative Testimony:

Rural Voices for Conservation Coalition

The Rural Voices for Conservation Coalition is comprised of western rural and local, regional, and national organizations that have joined together to promote balanced conservation-based approaches to the ecological and economic problems facing the West. We are committed to finding and promoting solutions through collaborative, place-based work that recognizes the inextricable link between the long-term health of the land and the well-being of rural communities. We come from California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, New Mexico, Montana and Arizona...

The Ecosystem Workforce Program is a member of the core team and co-chairs the Workforce, Labor, and Contracting Working Group. The EWP also co-sponsors the Community-Based Forestry Annual Policy Meeting.

RVCC issue papers that EWP has signed on to: