ERIC Number: ED332838
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Recouple: Natural Resource Strategies for Rural Economic Development.
Thomas, Margaret G.
This source book provides guidance and technical assistance material on utilizing forest, agricultural, and scenic and wildlife resources for rural economic development. The document focuses on the uniqueness of existing rural resources for new enterprise opportunities. Natural resource-based economic development strategies are a means to diversified development, improving upon one-industry dependency, a problem generic to rural areas. The intent of the publication is to help local leaders recouple their communities' natural-resource assets with their economic engines and thereby to strengthen, expand diversify, and add value to their natural resource-based enterprises. The information is presented on each subject in a question-answer format for use by community leaders in encouraging group discussions. The guidance materials were prepared on the following subjects: forest and wildlife resources in rural economic development; the forest industry park as a rural development strategy; agriculture resources in rural economic development; organizing a food industry association; and developing small-scale aquaculture enterprises. Four sections contain annotated bibliographies of technical assistance materials relevant to the given subjects and a listing of periodicals and newsletters. (TES)
Descriptors: Agribusiness, Change Strategies, Conservation (Environment), Economic Development, Extension Education, Forestry, Natural Resources, Recreational Facilities, Resource Materials, Rural Development, Rural Environment, Technical Assistance, Tourism, Wildlife Management
Midwest Research Institute, 425 Volker Boulevard, Kansas City, MO 64110 ($25.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Economic Development Administration (DOC), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Midwest Research Inst., Kansas City, MO.