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There have been few economic studies of the impact of wilderness on nearby communities. The few studies that have been carried out find relatively modest economic impacts on the surrounding communities by people who come to recreate in federally wilderness areas. However, studies find that people…
Author(s): Gundars Rudzitis, Rebecca Johnson
Keywords: wilderness, economic impacts, rural communities, development, population growth, employment, trends, sense of place
Source: In: McCool, Stephen F.; Cole, David N.; Borrie, William T.; O’Loughlin, Jennifer, comps. 2000. Wilderness science in a time of change conference—Volume 2: Wilderness within the context of larger systems; 1999 May 23–27; Missoula, MT. Proceedings RMRS-P-15-VOL-2. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 14-26
Year: 2000
The 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…
Author(s): Harriet H. Christensen, Ellen M. Donoghue
Keywords: Rural development, rural communities, research and development, social values, socioeconomic well-being, Pacific Northwest, natural resource management, Montreal Process criteria and indicators
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-515. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 21 p
Year: 2001
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…
Author(s): Cassandra Moseley
Keywords: Contracting, stewardship, innovation, workforce development, economic development, ecosystem management, Pacific Northwest, rural communities
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-552. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 36 p
Year: 2002
As part of the 10-year socioeconomic monitoring of the Northwest Forest Plan, this report evaluates changes in Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) procurement contracting between 1990 and 2002 by asking, (1) How much and what kind of work did the Forest Service and BLM contract…
Author(s): Cassandra Moseley
Keywords: Northwest Forest Plan, monitoring, procurement contracting, U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, ecosystem management, restoration, rural communities
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-661. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 36 p
Year: 2006
I evaluated the Northwest Forest Plan as a model for ecosystem management to achieve social and economic goals in communities located around federal forests in the US. Pacific Northwest. My assessment is based on the results of socioeconomic monitoring conducted to evaluate progress in achieving…
Author(s): Susan Charnley
Keywords: conservation and development, forest management, rural communities, socioeconomic monitoring
Source: Conservation Biology. 20(2): 330-340
Year: 2006
The purpose of this study was to describe an LP/IO model for evaluating the economic impacts of alternative farm policies on rural communities and demonstrate its capabilities by analyzing the impacts of three farm policies on a rural community in Texas. Results indicate that in the noncrop sector…
Author(s): J. Michael Bowker, James W. Richardson
Keywords: farm policy, rural communities, conservation reserve (CRP), mandatory supply controls, 1985 Farm Bill, LP/IO methods
Source: Southern Journal of Agricultural Economics: 35-46
Year: 1989
This report is a compilation of four briefing papers based on literature reviews and syntheses, prepared for USDA Forest Service policy analysts and decisionmakers about specific questions pertaining to climate change. The main topics addressed here are effects of climate change on wildlife habitat…
Author(s): Ralph J. Alig, Evan Mercer
Keywords: Climate change, wildlife habitat, land values, ecosystem services, vulnerability, rural communities
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. PNWGTR-837. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 169 p
Year: 2011
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 aimed to create jobs and jumpstart the economy while addressing the Nation’s social and environmental needs. The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, received $1.15 billion in recovery funding to support projects in wildland fire…
Author(s): Susan Charnley, Pamela J. Jakes, John Schelhas
Keywords: American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, national forests, rural communities, economic development, socioeconomic assessment
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-831. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 168 p
Year: 2011
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (the Recovery Act) aimed to create jobs and promote economic growth while addressing the Nation’s social and environmental needs. The USDA Forest Service received $1.15 billion in economic recovery funding. This report contains key findings and…
Author(s): Susan Charnley, Pamela Jakes, John Schelhas
Keywords: American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, national forests, rural communities, economic development, socioeconomic assessment
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-832. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 44 p
Year: 2012
The effects of climate change are expected to be more severe for some segments of society than others because of geographic location, the degree of association with climate-sensitive environments, and unique cultural, economic, or political characteristics of particular landscapes and human…
Author(s): Kathy Lynn, Katharine MacKendrick, Ellen M. Donoghue
Keywords: Climate change, social vulnerability, Native American Indians, rural communities, urban communities
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-838. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 70 p.
Year: 2011
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