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Prepared by the Office of Policy Analysis, June 2012
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Report published by the Western Forestry Leadership Coalition, April 2010. Dr. Lisa Dale, lead author.
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File PDF document Socioeconomic Indicators for Forest Restoration Projects
A model for assessing the socioeconomic outcomes of forest restoration projects was developed. Using a form of purposive sampling, eleven experts with backgrounds in the social, economic, and business aspects of forest restoration were identifi ed and agreed to participate in the process. Four iterations of a Delphi process resulted in a practical, robust model capable of evaluating the social and economic eff ects and outcomes of a wide range of forest restoration projects. Among the most highly rated indicators in the model were those related to job creation, community stability, economic impacts, and collaborative participation in restoration processes. Th e relative importance of the indicators was estimated, and specifi c metrics were developed for each indicator in the model. Upon completion of the Delphi process, the model was discussed with forest restoration monitoring practitioners and stakeholders, who off ered their perspectives from practitioners’ points of view. Results may have implications for any forest restoration eff orts with an interest in assessing a project’s social and economic outcomes.
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Official reports form city, county, state, and federal governments have listed response and mitigation costs of the fire and flood at nearly $60 million. This study adds to those costs, exploring the impacts on private property owners, as well as societal costs that are often overlooked when quantifying the full impact of disasters.
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Article published in Science Codex on June 15, 2012
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Link to home page for a 2015 US Forest Service Report
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Report by Union of Concerned Scientists, July 2014
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File Middle Rio Grande Wood Supply - TNC Presentation
Presentation made by Steve Bassett to the Coordinating Group on April 3, 2015
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File The Rising Cost of Wildfire Operations: Effects on the Forest Service's Non-Fire Work
USFS Report released August 4, 2015
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U.S. Forest Service says two-thirds of its budget couyld go to fighting wildfires by 2025
August 4, 2015 article in Washington Post
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