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Envision Case Studies - Featured Projects

Big Wood Basin Alternative Futures

The goals of this project are to explore interactions between agriculture, urban land use practices, and recreational activities under future conditions of climate and water supply in the Big Wood Basin in central Idaho. Our approach is to work closely with stakeholders in each step of the process to ensure that research is delivered in a usable form for public and private decision makers. This project is being done in conjunction with the Climate Impacts Research Consortium

Gray's Harbor Coastal Futures

This project is working with communities in Gray's Harbor, Washington to explore impacts of climate change-induced sea level rise on coastal community sustainabilityThis project is partnering with the Climate Impacts Research Consortium.

Tillamook Coastal Futures

This project is exploring how the impacts of sea level rise along with population growth and future development patterns may impact coastal communities in Tillamook County, Oregon. Our Knowledge-To-Action Network is co-producing knowledge necessary for adaptation planning. This project is partnering with the Climate Impacts Research Consortium.

Willamette Water 2100

This project is evaluating how climate change, population growth, and economic growth will alter the availability and the use of water in the Willamette River Basin on a decadal to centennial timescale.  The project seeks to create a transferable method of predicting where climate change will create water scarcities and where those scarcities will exert the strongest impacts on human society.

Central Oregon - Forests, People and Fire

This project focuses on improving our understanding of how biophysical systems, management actions, and socio-economic influences interact to affect sustainability in fire-prone landscapes under climate change. This work integrates social and ecological sciences to study a fire-prone landscape in central Oregon that includes private, state, federal, and tribal lands. We are developing a rich representation of social network influences on actro decision-making in this landscape, and coupling that with models of vegetation dynamics, fire, and habitat to identify policies and strategies for achieving landscape management goals.

Eastern Ontario - Farms to Regions Program

This project focuses on modeling changes to the agriculture and forest stystems in Eastern Ontario, Canada, part of Agriculture Canada and Environment Canada's 'Farms to Regions' program focused on understanding and planning for a changing agricultural landscape. Drivers of change include climate change, population growth, and a changing economy.

Coupled Natural and Human Systems in the Southern Willamette Valley

This effort examines the interactions of climate change, land management policies and forest succession on fire hazard and ecosystem trajectories in the wildland-urban interface in two study areas located in Oregon's Willamette Valley.

Envision Skagit County 2060

The Envision Skagit 2060 project seeks to develop and implement a broadly-supported, 50-year plan to protect the Skagit and Samish River watersheds' many environmental values, maintain highly productive natural resource industries, and accommodate population growth in livable, walkable, and economically vibrant communities.

Puget Sound, Washington

Envision Puget Sound develops three alternative future scenarios for the Puget Sound Region, focusing on understanding impacts of three growth management strategies on land use/land cover change and nearshore ecosystem processes and services.