Community Based Monitoring and Assessment

Community-Based Monitoring and Assessment

Tools for the Restoration Economy (Economic Impacts Calculator & Monitoring)
This link provides tools designed to help you track and understand the economic impacts of ecological restoration. It includes calculators for Oregon and Montana counties that will help forecast local jobs, wages, and economic output from restoration investments. 

Monitoring Quick Guide:
This quick guide offers simple instructions for monitoring actual economic impacts of restoration including jobs, job quality, and contracting opportunities. This guide is intended for community-based organizations like watershed councils, soil and water conservation districts (SWCDs), forest and watershed restoration collaboratives, tribal natural resource managers, and other land managers and agencies who are interested in developing a better understanding of the jobs and economic opportunities that forest and watershed restoration support.

Compilation of Socioeconomic Monitoring Measures:
This briefing paper compiles suggested methods and measures from 12 guides on socioeconomic monitoring in public lands contexts. The compilation is intended to provide a quick reference list of socioeconomic measures and support initial conversations about monitoring.

Socioeconomic Monitoring Plan for the U.S. Forest Service's Eastside Restoration Efforts
This working paper describes the Socioeconomic Monitoring Plan for the U.S. Forest Service's Eastside Restoration initiative that intends to increase the “pace and scale” of forest and watershed restoration activities on federal forestlands. The Eastside Restoration initiative focuses first on the Blue Mountains of eastern Oregon, will expand to other eastside forest areas in the future, and builds on to other existing efforts, all geared toward "accelerated restoration" in eastern Oregon forests.

Resources for Conducting a Workforce and Contracting Assessment
This link provides quick guides for conducting restoration workforce and contractor assessments, and examples of surveys and results from a number of communities.

Guidebook for Community-Based Monitoring
Co-published by the EWP and the Watershed Research and Training Center, this guidebook provides communities and their agency partners with practical tools for collaborative economic & ecological monitoring.