Biophysical Monitoring – A Choice Selection
- Vision of the Chewaucan Biophysical Monitoring Team – The goals and methods of the CBMT explained.
- Chewaucan Biophysical Monitoring Team: Accomplishments 2007
- Chewaucan Biophysical Monitoring Team: 2008 Summary
- Chewaucan Biophysical Monitoring Team: 2009 Summary
- Chewaucan Biophysical Monitoring Team: 2012 Summary
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- 2015 CFLR Monitoring Plan
- 2015 Social and Economic Monitoring for the Lakeview Stewardship Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Project
- Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program 5 Year Report
- Lakeview Collaborative Restoration Fact Sheet
- Changing Faces: Industry, Agencies and Activists Join Forces to Manage Southern Oregon’s Crowded Forests – The Bear Delux Magazine explains the counter intuitive story of how the threat of catastrophic wildfire brought environmental activists, loggers, and federal agencies together to save the forest of Lake County.
- Lake County Community Wildfire Prevention Plan (CWPP) Revision-2012 – The Lake County CWPP was revisited in 2011 with basic goals in mind. These goals included reviewing the current role of the Lake County CWPP and its functionality now compared to when it was written in 2005 such as improving fire prevention and suppression, reducing hazardous forest fuels, restoring forest health, and promoting community involvement recommending measures to reduce structural ignitability and encourage economic development in the communities within Lake County.
- Lakeview, Oregon: The Little Town that Collaboration Saved – Lakeview, Oregon’s economy was decimated by mill closings in the early 90’s. However, through collaboration between environmentalist, loggers and federal agencies the Lakeview Stewardship Unit was formed and the town’s last mill was saved. Because of the group, Lakeview is poised to continue strengthening through increased forest restoration and-based renewable energy.
- Description of the Lakeview Steward Group – The Lakeview Stewardship Group is dedicated to the health of the 500,000 acre Lakeview Federal Stewardship Unit in the Fremont-Winema National Forest. It is a partnership among environmental groups, the logging industry and government agencies. This document provides a description of the Stewardship Group’s goals, 14+ members and accomplishments.
- Long-Range Strategy for the Lakeview Federal Stewardship Unit – 2011 – “This updated long-range strategy is part of a unique, collaborative effort to help restore the ecological health of the 500,000-acre Lakeview Federal Stewardship Unit in the Fremont-Winema National Forest and provide economic and social benefits for the local community. The strategy is based on a common vision and set of goals and objectives developed by the Lakeview Stewardship Group and adopted by the U.S. Forest Service. The Lakeview Stewardship Group includes conservationists, timber workers, local government officials, the Bureau of Land Management and other civic leaders working in cooperation with the Forest Service. Originally released in November 2005, the strategy has been updated in 2010 and 2011.”
- Memorandum of Understanding – 20 Year Fuel Supple for the Lakeview Biomass Project – Memorandum of Understanding for providing the Lakeview Biomass Project with fuel.
- Signatures of Support for the MOU of the 20 Year Fuel Supple for the Lakeview Biomass Project – In this letter, representatives of Lake County and prominent environmental groups provide their support for the MOU of the 20 Year Fuel Supply for the Lakeview Biomass Project.
- GCAP Briefing April 2015
- Contracting with Public Land Agencies PP
- ACA Doing Business with the Fed Govt
- USFS Region 6 Contract Announcement website
- A Case Study: Creating Community Support to build Lake County’s New Natural Resource Economy (2015) Lake County began their renewable energy efforts after gaining success and momentum from their successful collaborative forest restoration efforts.Â They gathered active community members and local stakeholders to form a Lake County Renewable Energy Working Group.
- Build a Solar – Andy Kerr, environmental consultant and activists, shares the his experience with solar voltaic panels for his home and office. He explains how he arrived at the decision to go solar and how his system gave him an internal rate of return of 19.25% and exceeded his energy production estimates.
- Impacts on Lake County: An Analysis of Energy Savings and Energy Project Impacts – While many communities can benefit greatly from industrial renewable energy power plants, communities should not under estimate what residential and small business renewable energy systems and energy efficiency measures can do for them. Today’s solar, wind, geothermal and energy saving technologies for homes and businesses can provide an extra $200 to $400 a month to homeowners and businesses. This large increase in disposable income benefits home and building owners and their communities alike. In 2011 Tom Gallagher, Ford Family Leadership Institute hired Richard Gardner, PhD Economist, to look at the savings renewable energy was bringing homeowners, businesses and ranchs in Lake County over the past two years. We were amazed to find that out of 22 projects the average income was approximately $6,000 dollars each over a year and the total income of the projects over the life of the equipment is was $1.9 million. Now that is a significant amount of new income for Lake County. These findings make us very excited to continue helping homeowners and businesses reduce their energy needs and produce their own energy. Just imagine how energy efficiency measures and renewable energy systems could benefit all the communities of the nation.
- Lake County Renewable Energy Implementation Strategy – The plentiful transmission lines and solar, biomass, and geothermal resources of Lake County make it an ideal place for renewable energy. The Lake County Renewable Energy Implementation Strategy lists and provides information on the projects currently being considered for production. collaborative
- Project Horizon Solar Voltaic Installation Christmas Valley, Oregon – Written by the Oregon Military Department to provide information about its 150 kW solar facility Project Horizon. Project Horizon is located in northern Lake County near the community of Christmas Valley.
- Southern Oregon Regional Biomass Supply Analysis – Mater Engineering’s assessment of whether there is enough biomass within 100 miles of Lakeview, Oregon to fuel the Lakeview Biomass Project. Its findings suggest that as long as the Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management work together to provide a steady fuel supply then there is enough fuel to fuel the Biomass Project.
- It’s Easy Being Green – A rural county finds a surprisingly easy economic path to energy sufficiency and carbon offsets. Issue #48,Â The Magazine, July 31, 2014.
- The_Cowboy,_The_Outlaw,_and_The_Kid.– These are stories that seek to inspire, inform, and perhaps change perceptions of the character of rural America as partners in this effort. We believe that rural people are the first responders to the impacts of climate change. They are those most intimately connected to the land we all depend on, and hold the collective knowledge to steward the resources that sustain us.
- Lake County, Oregon: Offsetting Abiotic Carbon Emissions Through Renewable Energy– Is a report demonstrating how utilizing renewable energy Lake County has the potential of offsetting all our abiotic carbon dioxide emissions.
The Innovation & Learning Center
- Center Talking Points – The Innovation & Learning Center is a model by which economic development and education are working in tandem. It also provides a means where a small local non-profit can share their successes and failures with others in a region or larger area.
- Oregon Solutions Project – Governor Kitzhaber designates the Innovation & Learning Center an Oregon Solutions Project.
- Center Up-date – Update on center as of 3/2013 Sean Gallagher, Superintendent of School District #7
- Declaration of Cooperation – 15 entities signed the Declaration of Cooperation for the Innovation & Learning Center on August 1, 2013
- October 2013 Up-date on the Innovation & Learning Center
Pearls of Power Conference 2015
Pearls of Power Conference presentation