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A research framework for natural resource-based communities in the Pacific Northwest.Author(s): Harriet H. Christensen; Ellen M. Donoghue
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-515. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 21 p
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Station: Pacific Northwest Research Station
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DescriptionThe Pacific Northwest (PNW) Research Station developed a problem analysis to direct the research on natural resource-based communities in the Pacific Northwest over the next 5 years. The problem analysis identifies four problem areas: (1) social values related to rural peoples, communities, and development, and their ties to resource management are largely unknown; (2) traditional concepts of rurality do not reflect the complex, varied socioeconomic structures of today’s rural places and peoples; (3) the theories, models, and practices of collaborative stewardship as they relate to ecosystem management are largely unknown; and (4) patterns, processes, causes, and effects of socioeconomic change across rural communities and regions of the Pacific Northwest are poorly understood.
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CitationChristensen, Harriet H.; Donoghue, Ellen M. 2001. A research framework for natural resource-based communities in the Pacific Northwest. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-515. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 21 p
KeywordsRural development, rural communities, research and development, social values, socioeconomic well-being, Pacific Northwest, natural resource management, Montreal Process criteria and indicators
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