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Creating Stronger Incentives for Private Lands Conservation in Washington
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restored/improved slamon habitat on farm near Monroe, WA
Restored/improved salmon habitat on Wiard Groeneveld Farm near Monroe, WA.

AFT, in partnership with several local organizations and public agencies, has completed a report—Creating Stronger Incentives for Private Lands Conservation in Washington—that suggests several creative new ways to help the environment on private lands in the Washington. “We’ve taken a big step to help the environment and provide tools to help private farmers and forest landowners stay in business,” says Don Stuart, AFT's Pacific Northwest Director.

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Report Appendices:

» Appendix: Project Summary

» Appendix: Schedule of Orientation Interviews

» Appendix: Interview Questions for Initial Interviews

» Appendix: Interview Summaries

» Appendix: Benefits of Better Programs for Land Owners

» Appendix: Why are Better Programs Important?

» Appendix: What Suggests Improvements May be Needed?

» Appendix: What Critical Definitions are Needed?

» Appendix: What Might Be Done to Improve Incentives?

» Appendix: Schedule of Public Presentations

» Appendix: Strengthening Conservation Incentives (PowerPoint Presentation)

» Appendix: Focus Group Notes for November 6th - Land Owners

» Appendix: Focus Group Notes for November 7th - Program Providers

» Appendix: Focus Group Notes for April 4th - Funders

» Appendix: List of Focus Group Participants

» Appendix: Focus Group Evaluation Form

» Appendix: Focus Group Evaluation Form Analysis

» Appendix: Land Owner Survey Report

» Appendix: Land Owner Survey Questionnaire

» Appendix: Land Owner Survey Introduction Letter

» Appendix: Final Attendees List

» Appendix: Incentive Funding

» Appendix: Press Release on Incentive Recommendations

» Appendix: Washington Environmental Conservation Reporters Press List

» Appendix: Overall Final Evaluation Report

 

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