Innovators in Rural Community Economic Development

Fund for Rural America Forest Project Planning Grant

Tags: Best Practices, Forestry, Natural Resource Based Economic Development

Client Name: Fund for Rural America, The Forest Trust, National Network of Forest Practitioners

Client Type: Non-profit

Year: 1997, 1998

Location: New Mexico, Vermont, Kentucky, Washington DC

Yellow Wood Associates, Inc., in collaboration with the Forest Trust of Santa Fe, New Mexico, and the National Network of Forest Practitioners, received a Planning Grant from the Fund for Rural America to develop a national center to create and support citizens' research capacity in rural, forest dependent communities. The Planning Grant process included site visits to communities in New Mexico, Vermont, and Kentucky to determine which services of such a center would benefit communities the most.