In the field of natural resource policy and management, community-based collaboration is a strategy that has been growing in scope and usage over the past three decades, and often offers hope in complex, difficult conflict situations. In Oregon's Illinois Valley, where conflicts over natural resource management have been ongoing for...
On the national level, landowners demand for conservation programs like
EQIP and WRP has far outstripped federal funding in 2001. Yet within Oregon's
Willamette Valley, both EQIP and CREP have had a rough time gaining
momentum. Much of the past research on rural landowners' conservation
participation has relied on surveys...
Before 2002, almost all of the approximately 40,000 acres of land in the Wood
River Valley, Oregon were used for intensive, flood-irrigated summer cattle grazing,
as it had been for over 100 years. Conservation activity in the valley was limited to a
couple of wealthy landowners. But a year after...
Conventional natural resource management has struggled with effectively
addressing dynamically complex natural resource issues. Many organizations structured
in the rational-analytical paradigm of resource management are becoming increasingly
aware that new management approaches are needed. Particularly in a rapidly changing
environment, organizational learning is important for promoting an organization's ability
Aggregate, which consists of crushed rock, sand, and gravel resources, is one of the most extracted resources in Oregon. Floodplain sites throughout the Willamette Valley -- particularly along the Willamette River -- are of particular importance because they produce high quality sand and gravel, located close to the aggregate market....