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Pacific Southwest Research Station
800 Buchanan Street
Albany, CA 94710-0011
Research Topics Ecosystem Processes
About this Research:
Sierra Nevada Ecosystems
Western Utilization and Marketing Project
Between 2001 and 2003, The US Forest Service funded approximately
450 projectsintended to increase the use and marketing of lower
value woody material removed as a result of hazardous fuels reduction
and forest restoration activities. Most of these projects were funded
through State and Private Forestry, using Economic Action Program
funds allocated to the National Fire Plan's Community Assistance
The goal of the inventory and analysis project is to provide more robust tools to the Forest Service, its partnership agencies, and its publics to improve program implementation and effectiveness. Its purpose is to assist EAP and National Fire Plan Community Assistance coordinators, and their key partners, in developing better overall program implementation and making the public more aware of the wealth of new information being developed through this National Fire Plan program.
Methods and Design
Team members worked with Forest Service Region 1-6 EAP coordinators and other staff to gather and analyze utilization and marketing project information. The project team worked closely with a steering committee to ensure quality control and to identify program needs. The team also interviewed several project grantees in each Region to gain a better understanding of applicants' needs and experiences.
Application of Research Results
Results of this inventory and analysis project are expected to help program coordinators target funds more effectively, coordinate their program assets with other funding mechanisms, and identify technical transfer opportunities and partnerships. Cumulative project information has been gathered into an electronic database for later distribution to a large number of communities and businesses involved with small-wood use and marketing.
Western United States
Mark Nechodom [Project Leader], Research Social Scientist at the
Sierra Nevada Research Center of the Pacific Southwest Research
and Experiment Station.
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