This brief focuses on the changing landscapes of different types of rural America where social, economic, and ecological changes are occurring over large areas: the Northern Forest, Central Appalachia, and the Pacific Northwest. These three study sites embody varying historical reliance on land and natural resources and represent very different socioeconomic dynamics. Their common and unique challenges are explored, along with the far-reaching implications of land-cover change in their areas. Data used includes both telephone surveys and satellite imagery to illustrate the unique changes seen in rural America in recent years. (Please note that it is best to print this brief in color.)
Durham, N.H. : Carsey Institute, University of New Hampshire
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Hartter, Joel N. and Colocousis, Chris R., "Environmental, economic, and social changes in rural America visible in survey data and satellite images" (2011). The Carsey School of Public Policy at the Scholars' Repository. 130.
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