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    Author(s): Jiaying Lu; Michael A. Schuett
    Date: 2009
    Source: In: Klenosky, David B.; Fisher, Cherie LeBlanc, eds. Proceedings of the 2008 Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium; 2008 March 30 - April 1; Bolton Landing, NY. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-42. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 292-297.
    Publication Series: Other
    Station: Northern Research Station
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    This study assessed residents' perceptions of quality of life, conservation, and growth in a small, fast-growing coastal community. Data were collected from an on-site survey in Aransas County, TX, from 2006 to 2007. Results show that the residents are concerned about preserving their natural resources, maintaining a small-town atmosphere in their community, and ensuring citizen involvement in future planning efforts, especially with tourism. The implications of the study for Extension professionals and residents are discussed and suggestions are made for future research.

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    Lu, Jiaying; Schuett, Michael A. 2009. Keeping our charm: residents, growth, and quality of life issues in a small but growing Texas coastal community. In: Klenosky, David B.; Fisher, Cherie LeBlanc, eds. Proceedings of the 2008 Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium; 2008 March 30 - April 1; Bolton Landing, NY. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-42. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 292-297.

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