Major disasters are taking an ever-increasing toll on American
communities. To cope with this growing problem, Benton County is
seeking to adopt an alternative approach known as Community-
Based Emergency Preparedness. Its goal is to improve collaboration
among governmental agencies and the public to gain greater
flexibility in decision-making and...
Increasing rates of species imperilment and the loss of biological diversity in naturally functioning ecosystems can be directly linked to accelerated urban development and the conversion of natural habitats to satisfy the needs of man. In combating this loss of biodiversity, scientists and policy makers alike recognize the relevance of...
Natural Hazards are a potential risk to Benton County small businesses. However, little has been done to help prepare, respond, recover or resume business following a significant disastrous event. 93 small businesses in Benton County responded to a mailed survey, and 10 additional small businesses participated in both mailed surveys...
The objectives for the use of the Oregon State
University college forest include providing both facilities
for research and teaching, and providing funding through
timber harvest. The older age-classes of the forest are
valuable for attaining both objectives. The opportunities
and costs of removing acreage in the older age classes...
Increasing land fragmentation, environmental regulations and neighbors'
concerns pose significant challenges to forest owners at the urban fringe, whose
properties are physically caught between rural landscapes and continually expanding
urban centers. Using Oregon's Soap Creek Watershed as a study site, we paired
qualitative and quantitative methods to identify stakeholders, their...
Current evidence suggests that development and industrialization has engendered
the manufacture and use of chemical products which may harm human health
and degrade the environment. One of the most pressing environmental needs since
World War II is perhaps the issue of how society either manages or mismanages hazardous