Here are just a few examples of the projects we currently have underway:
- Identifying ways that small forest and rangeland owners can access payments for ecosystem services
- Calculating the economic impacts for forest and watershed restoration
- Examining how oak savanna restoration can protect communities from wildfire
- Understanding the economic impacts of large wildland fires in rural communities.
- Conducting studies to inform people and decision makers in Oregon’s Willamette Valley in dealing with rapid population growth while sustaining wildlife habitat, water quality, agriculture, and economic development
- Understanding how community based organizations build networks and foster natural resource-based economic development in rural communities
- Measuring the importance of coldwater habitats as stepping stones for salmon, linking the habitats to dynamic river processes, and identifying land owner benefits and concerns to design on-going conservation and restoration efforts in the Willamette River floodplain.