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.