ERIC Number: ED206922
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Feb-13
Reference Count: N/A
Rural Land Use: A Need for New Priorities.
Fletcher, Wendell; Little, Charles E.
The new demands being placed on the rural land base--for agricultural production, for energy and minerals, as well as for economic development--are considerable, and rural areas today face the difficult challenge of finding ways to accommodate new growth and development, while at the same time ensuring that essential activities and the inherent values of the landscape are not greatly impaired. A number of issues related to rural land resources are likely to be of key importance to rural America during the coming decade. Included among these issues are farmland protection, soil stewardship, mining and energy development, water resources, and habitat and scenic values. Analysis of recent trends and specific problems in each of these areas indicates that much needs to be done to make federal programs more responsive to the new realities of rural land use. Federal help in protecting rural America is essential to the national interest in ensuring the continued productivity of the country's working landscape. (Related reports on rural development in America are available separately through ERIC--see note.) (MN)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Inst. for Work and Learning, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: United States