This survey identifies and defines innovative contracting mechanisms developed in the Forest Service Pacific Northwest Region and northern California. A survey of nine case studies reveals that several new mechanisms have facilitated ecosystem management, quality jobs, and administrative efficiencies, but at times innovation was hampered by Forest Service institutional structures and downsizing.
Moseley, Cassandra. 2002. A survey of innovative contracting for quality jobs and ecosystem management. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-552. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 36 p