Social conditions and trends in southeast Alaska.Author(s): Rhonda Mazza; Linda E. Kruger
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-653. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 91 p
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Station: Pacific Northwest Research Station
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DescriptionIn 1997, scientists at the Pacific Northwest Research Station initiated several social science studies in response to information gaps identified while developing the Tongass Land Management Plan. Results presented here summarize findings from studies of demographic trends and tourism trends in the region based on data available through 2002.
Demographic trends suggest that despite having many unique geographic, climatic, and physical characteristics, southeast Alaska exhibits many social conditions and trends similar to those statewide, as well as in the greater United States and nonmetropolitan United States. Much variation exists at the community level, however, when measuring change in population and income in southeast Alaska. In the last decade, tourism has been one of the fastest growing components of Alaska’s economy and an important source of export-based income. Natural resource management and use in Alaska will affect and will be affected by trends in tourism growth and activities.
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CitationMazza, Rhonda; Kruger, Linda E., tech. eds. 2005. Social conditions and trends in southeast Alaska. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-653. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 91 p
KeywordsTourism, community change, demographic trends, southeast Alaska, Tongass National Forest
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