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Timber Workers in Transition: An Ethnographic Perspective on Forest Worker Retraining in the Pacific Northwest. (Appendix B - Wildlife Internal Working Report - separate from B-85 report) Bonnell, J.
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Abstract: Massive job losses and severe environmental degradation have occurred in parts of Washington and Orgeon. Communities have responded with training initiatives in watershed restoration and ecosystem management. From those initiatives, British Columbia can learn ways to avoid or mitigate similar destructive impacts. We examined six retraining programs in Washington, Oregon and northern California. All the programs taught displaced timber workers about ecologically sustainable work in the woods; all received at least some funding from the U.S. federal "Jobs in the Woods" program. We also spoke with various people outside the programs but familiar with them and the issues surrounding restoration and ecosystem management work. The results of our research are organized by issue and are divided into three main parts: A. Making it Happen: The Elements of Successful Retraining Programs; B. Cultual Considerations; and C. The Future of the Restoration Industry: Policy Considerations and Recommendations for Success. We al
 
Bonnell, J., Irving, N.; Lewis, J.. 1997. Timber Workers in Transition: An Ethnographic Perspective on Forest Worker Retraining in the Pacific Northwest. (Appendix B - Wildlife Internal Working Report - separate from B-85 report). Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks. Wildlife Bulletin. B85
 
Topic: Conservation + Management (Ecosystems-Habitat)
Keywords: forestry, job retraining programs, employment
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ISBN: 0-7726-3105-0 English Name: 
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