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Finances and Workforce
Two sources of funding support the work of the Pacific Northwest Research Station (PNW): federal appropriations, which contribute the greatest percentage of funds; and direct client support, which comes from organizations in need of scientific information.
2009 PNW Research Station finances and workforce, by the numbers:
Fiscal year 2009: October 1, 2008, to September 30, 2009
- Base research appropriations: $40.8 million
- Client support: $12.4 million
- Total funding: $53.2 million
Distribution of funds*
- Permanent employee costs: ($28.3 million) — 53.1%
- Support and operations: ($13.0 million) — 24.5%
- Distributed to cooperators: ($11.9 million) — 22.4%
- Of $11.9 million to cooperators, 84.1% went to educational institutions
* Does not include funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. See below for details on these funds.
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
The Pacific Northwest Research Station received $13,396,000 from Congress through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. The nine projects that received funding are listed below. All ARRA projects were selected based on their ability to create jobs and promote economic recovery, especially in those areas most impacted by the recession. These projects will help the Forest Service achieve management practices that promote and provide clean air, clean water, wildlife habitat, and recreational opportunities.
The Olympia Forestry Sciences Laboratory was the first facility in the station to receive ARRA funding. With that money, 150 single-pane, low-thermal-rated windows were replaced with new energy-efficient windows. The new windows provide better insulation than the old ones, which were installed in the 1960s. This is expected to lower the heating and cooling cost of the building while conserving energy. Contractors from Longview, Washington, completed the work. The station is working with partners to complete the other eight projects and create jobs as quickly as possible.
Station projects funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act