Bringing Jobs and Dollars to Oregon's John Day Country through Watershed Restoration

    Bringing Jobs and Dollars to Oregon's John Day Country through Watershed Restoration

    Implications for Community Development Scholars and Practitioners

    By Michael Hibbard, Susan Lurie, and Rodney Bohner; University of Oregon

    “One of the most significant developments in rural community development in the past twenty years has been the emergence of the healthy environment/healthy economy paradigm, an important expression of which is the restoration economy. The restoration economy explicitly considers the local economy and community while attending to the preservation and restoration of healthy, functioning ecosystems.  Empirical examination of the socio-economic outcomes of restoration activity is in the early stages. As a contribution to development of outcome measures, we report the results of our socio-economic analysis of a ten-year restoration effort on the John Day River in rural Eastern Oregon.” Read more.

    This article was published in the Western Rural Development Center’s Rural Connections Fall 2018.
    http://wrdc.usu.edu/files-ou/Oregon-JD-Watershed-RC-FA18-HIBBARD.pdf
    http://wrdc.usu.edu/files-ou/Rural-Connections-FA18w.pdf 

    Published on: Oct 10, 2018

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