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Goods, Services and Values Program

Simon Kihia, Program Manager
Forestry Sciences Laboratory
1133 N Western Avenue
Wenatchee, WA 98801
Phone: 509-664-1712

 

Our Mission

Prarie City, OregonThe Goods, Services, and Values Program conducts and communicates research that advances understanding of relationships among people and forest and rangeland ecosystems. We examine how the public perceives and values ecological functions, goods, and services and how these factors influence people’s use and management of landscapes. Program Charter

 

About Us

Our researchers work from Alaska, Washington, and Oregon with the ultimate goal of improving understanding about the effectiveness, efficiency, and fairness of government policies, management, decisionmaking processes, and programs. We work toward this goal by helping policymakers, managers, and the public understand the variety of available options and the ways we interact with and manage natural resources.

 

Research Areas

Our program’s work addresses five key issues:

  • Improve knowledge of fundamental social and economic processes and their interactions with the natural environment
  • Examine the roles of policies, programs, and other institutions in interactions between people and natural resources
  • Describe and analyze the implications of changing demographics, socioeconomics, and technology on natural resources and their management
  • Describe the capacity of dynamic landscapes to provide for evolving human wants and needs
  • Conduct and use integrated multidisciplinary research to support development of management approaches that account for interactions among socioeconomic, ecological, and physical factors

Highlights of our recent research:

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Photo 1: Floating plane on Upper Twin Lake, Lake Clark National Park and Preserve. Photo 2: Hikers enjoying the rainforest at Outer Point near Juneau.

 


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Goods, Services and Values Program

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RESEARCH TEAMS

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Dale Blahna, Team Leader

 

[Bullet]: arrow Communities and Forest Management
Susan Charnley, Team Leader

 

[Bullet]: arrow Ecosystem Services
Bob Deal, Team Leader

 

 

FEATURED PUBLICATION


Production, Prices, Employment, and Trade in Northwest Forest Industries. All Quarters 2008
(An online version with downloadable excel files)

 

Oregon timber harvest by ownership,  1958-2008.

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