THE EASTSIDE EDGE


"THE OUTCOME OF THIS PROJECT SHOULD HAVE SOME SIGNIFICANT EFFECTS ON NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT EAST OF THE CASCADES. IT WILL ALLOW US TO DEFINE AND IMPLEMENT ECOSYSTEM MANAGEMENT PRACTICES BY COMBINING SCIENCE, PUBLIC VALUES, AND ECONOMICS."

Jeff Blackwood,
FS Project Manager,
Eastside Ecosystem Management Project


WHAT IS THE EASTSIDE ECOSYSTEM MANAGEMENT PROJECT

"...Develop a scientifically-sound and ecosystem-based strategy for management of forests east of the Cascades. This strategy should be based on the forest health study recently completed by agency scientists (Eastside Forest Ecosystem Health Assessment Report) as well as other studies.



BUILDING THE TEAM



Plans include the development of four teams: a science integration team, a communications team, an administrative support team, and an environmental impact statement team. Potential team members with the best expertise available are being actively sought. The goal is to build a balanced interagency team. An outline of the proposed organization will look something like this: (Please see hardcopy for organizational structure chart)



SETTING UP AN OFFICE





WHO WILL BE INVOLVED?