Photo courtesy of Clemens Kalischer, © 2009
USDA Forest Service, Branch Chief Presentations
Elaine is a part of a USDA Forest Service team engaged in revising forest plans for the Malheur, Umatilla, and Wallowa-Whitman National Forests in northeast Oregon and southwest Washington. This collaborative effort encompasses a diversity of interests about how to best manage public lands for a sustainable future. The team is using a systems-based approach to create the vision and plan for sustainability with criteria and indicators. Elaine focuses on designing both the plan and the process of working with people to include the social and economic aspects of the system along with ecological considerations.
Updated October 2011.
Expertise: Agriculture and Food, Art and Culture, Children and Youth, Climate Change, Energy, Environment, Families, Forestry, Indigenous Peoples, LGBT, Poverty Eradication, Renewable Technologies, Rural, Social Justice, Urban, Water, Women
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Geography: North America, United States, West, USA