CENTER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

One Forest at a Time:  Providing Technical Assistance for Community Based Natural Resources Management

This project during, 2006 through 2008, provided technical assistance to and from sustainable forestry and watershed practitioners and related policy folks.   Click here for a summary of lessons learned.

Collaborative Learning Circle

Cover of the report

CLC is a network of groups, individuals and tribes engaged in community-based forestry, watershed restoration, forest work, natural resource management, harvesting and value added product development.

CLC participants work primarily in the rural counties of Southern Oregon and Northern California, and we've been meeting as a network since 1994 for peer learning, collective innovation, and increased community capacity.

CLC spearheaded the development of the California Salmon Partnership with the NOAA Fisheries' Community-based Habitat Restoration Program. Partners are CLC, the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Salmonid Restoration Federation (SRF) -- a California-wide membership organization, and For the Sake of the Salmon (FSOS) Regional Watershed Coordinator program -- providing organizational, watershed & fisheries technical assistance to Coastal Counties of California.

From 2003 to 2005, the overall capacity-building and networking work of CLC was supported by two years of Ford Foundation grants to CLC, sponsored by the Center for Environmental Economic Development.

The CLC Web Site.

A Bioregional Restoration Fund for Capacity Building

A study of effective granting to underserved communities to build a stronger restoration industry.

CEED) has conducted this study for the Collaborative Learning Circle under a subcontract with the Natural Resources Services Division of the Redwood Community Action Agency (RCAA). RCAA is currently sponsoring the Collaborative Learning Circle with funding from the Ford Foundation.

Download the final report (3.3MB PDF)

Eel River Restoration Economics

CEED has prepared two reports for Friends of the Eel River:

Or read the reports online at: www.eelriver.org

Road Removal Economic Report

"Investing in Communities, Investing in the Land", a report on the economics of National Forest road removal for Wildlands CPR (download PDF or view summary).

Klamath Restoration Economic Benefits

"Klamath Restoration Economic Benefits", an overview of concepts and principles (download PDF; 232KB).