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Title: Socioeconomic assessment of Forest Service American Recovery and Reinvestment Act projects: key findings and lessons learned

Author: Charnley, Susan; Jakes, Pamela; Schelhas, John

Date: 2012

Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-832. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 44 p

Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)

Description: The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (the Recovery Act) aimed to create jobs and promote economic growth while addressing the Nation’s social and environmental needs. The USDA Forest Service received $1.15 billion in economic recovery funding. This report contains key findings and lessons learned from a socioeconomic assessment of Forest Service Recovery Act projects. The assessment examines how Forest Service economic recovery projects at eight case study locations around the United States are contributing to socioeconomic well-being in rural counties affected by the economic recession of 2007 through 2009. It also investigates how Forest Service mission-related work can be accomplished in a manner that creates local community development opportunities. This report is a companion to general technical report PNW-GTR-831, which contains the full case-study reports.

Keywords: American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, national forests, rural communities, economic development, socioeconomic assessment

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Charnley, Susan; Jakes, Pamela; Schelhas, John. 2012. Socioeconomic assessment of Forest Service American Recovery and Reinvestment Act projects: key findings and lessons learned. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-832. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 44 p.

 


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