|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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» 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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